I became a modern quilter, in short, because I really enjoyed sewing and there weren’t any hard-pressed rules to follow. The bright colors and playful nature of the modern sewing world was a huge draw for me. The improve nature was the creative outlet that was very much appreciated especially because I had just graduated college and was in my first year of teaching. I didn’t need something else to stress me out. I was able to create pretty and useful things without worrying of exact measurements which would have only stressed me out more at the time.