I am a self-taught quilter who discovered quilting in 1997. My formal education was in organic chemistry and biochemistry. It was a life changing discovery that I could combine my long-time pursuits of chemistry and sewing to dye fabrics and piece those hand-dyed fabrics into art quilts. Applying color to white fabric is intoxicating. It is really satisfying to use the dyed fabrics to create a quilt where the relationship of the colors to each other is most important.