My wife recently purchased this book on quilting by Denyse Schmidt. One passage in the introduction is particularly compelling:
[This book] isn’t intended to be a comprehensive guide to quilting, and I certainly wouldn’t say that my way is the only, or the “correct” way to do things. Once you’ve developed a healthy obsession with quilting, you’ll want to explore many other approaches. The local library, quilt guilds and stores, bookstores, and the Internet are all great places to look for information and inspiration.
The important thing is to begin.
Sound advice, whether you’re quilting or coding!