Sewing was the first fiber art form I took up, back when I was in junior high school. It was a requirement in the 7th Grade (Foods was the other requirement) and I did well at it. Sewing ran in my family -- my mother had been quite a seamstress, and my father also knew how to sew. In fact, he had worked for dress manufacturers in Los Angeles, and although he was a salesman for them, he knew quite a bit about garment construction. So I learned it easily.
I used to sew all my own clothes, back in the late 1960s-early 1970s, when it was less expensive to sew your own. These days nice fabrics are so costly, that it hardly pays to do it yourself.
I haven't really done much quilting but I do enjoy it and have been collecting fat quarters for the past few years. I'll see what develops out of my idea to include quilting in my new textile work.