In entering the online crazy quilt contest it suggests I tell you a little more about my journey as a crazy quilter. I started on or about 1997 (that's when I can find my earliest dated finished crazy quilt). I lived in Melbourne, FL and was a college student at the time. I saw an episode of Quilt in a Day on PBS on was instantly hooked on quilting in general. Eleanor Burns made it look so easy. I started taking classes at a local quilt store and made several normal quilts. Then one day I walked into that store and there was a heart shaped crazy quilted tree skirt. It was the most wonderful thing I ever saw. I signed up for the class and have not really stopped since. I love all the silk ribbon, beads, buttons, and laces crazy quilts have to offer. I also love to see others work. I have enter several shows and have won many first places, viewers choice, and two best of show. I would like to write a book on crazy quilting very soon so I am working on a few more quilts to put it the book. I always try to challenge myself to improve my skills and techniques each time I make a new quilt. I hope you will visit the show at http://www.pigtalesandquilts.com and view some wonderful quilts. Above are some more examples of my work.