Helga Curtis, 87, has taught a quilting class for 10 years. "I used to design clothes," she said. "Everything I learned doing that, I'm teaching them." The quilting style Curtis teaches is applique, and all of the stitching is done by hand. "I didn't sew a stitch till I came here," said Doreen Cropley, a nine-year veteran of Curtis' class. "She's a great teacher." The class is offered through the Hernando County Recreation Department.