Thanks, deb. I can't think of a better thing to learn in Fall and Winter. I'd suggest picking a simple project for your first one. Something like just sewing squares together. You can learn how to make a binding, and also can choose whether to quilt the piece by hand or machine. Your first quilt could be as small as you like, doll-size or smaller. Just get your feet wet, and soon you'll be swimming out to the float. Good luck!