Happy birthday, Mary~I hope you have a wonderful day! Today is my birthday as well.
I noticed you recently joined this site, so welcome! It's a really great place for me because I'm in a small town without any guilds, quilting groups or classes and meeting new people has been a lot of fun. Everyone is so friendly and helpful!
One thing that helped me to get to know others was joining several of the groups. That's where most of the action is.