It would be seven years after discovering quilting that Krishma Patel would buy her first fabric, and nine years until should would make her first quilt. At a young age, Krishma remembers her mother making clothes in the South of India. Sewing was a skill her mother knew well, and Patel learned how to run a machine. At three years old, Patel would sit on the floor by the treadle and wait for the command from her Mother — “go.” At that, Patel would treadle the machine with her hands, helping her mother sew. When Patel was seven, Patel would run the machine on her own, standing up with one foot on the peddle, and sewing a straight line onto the fabric. She was a natural.