By

Nora Conant

I have absolutely no background in sewing. In fact, I consider replacing buttons a challenge and avoid doing so as much as possible. The very thought of trying to use a sewing machine was terrifying until a kind soul took the time and patience to explain each and every step to me over and over again until I got it.

That was about a year ago and I haven’t been away from a sewing machine for more than a few days since. At first I made every pattern I could find that I liked, but now I am more interested in trying to design my own quilts. Designing Square Dance for Quilt Magazine was my first attempt and hopefully not my last.