Last year my husband and I were on vacation in Houston. I had read about the Houston Quilt Festival and suggested that it might be a fun place to visit. I wasn't a quilter, but had friends who were. My husband (Dan) knew that I had been talking about maybe starting a hobby, since we were both planning on retiring in just a few months. He was uncharacteristically (I thought) enthusiastic about going to the quilt show, so off we went.