Fabric and sewing has been a part of my life since junior high. This creative side of me was always a hobby, not something I focused on for a career. The first phase of my working life was 20 years in the corporate world as an engineer for fortune 500 companies. Next came my phase as a “corporate refugee” doing freelance web design and computer consulting for small local businesses as corporaterefugee.com. But when I would ask myself the question of what I would do with my time if I won the lottery, neither of these career paths was it—I always came back to working with fabric. So I am re-inventing myself a 3rd time as a quilter, lecturer and teacher. Because of my computer background I am specializing in computer tools for quilters, an area that is blossoming along with the improvements in computer technology. I feel like I’m finding myself in the right place at the right time. Through my lectures to quilt guilds I share my quilts and the possibilities of including a computer in the quilt design process. And with my workshops I teach two software tools: Photoshop Elements for quilters and the Electric Quilt Design software. This is retirement to me, doing something I love, that can supplement my retirement funds and that I will enjoy until the day I die.