I have no delusions of grandeur, and no plans to quilt for others. We have national winners in our quilt guild, and a few others that are quite good. But, I make a LOT of charity quilts and this was my “justification” mantra.
I need classes, but can’t afford them, and I hate the learning curve, but luckily I have a lot of big quilts with busy patterns to practice on.
I have a teen-aged grandson, Reed, who was on a rare visit. He asked me what this machine was. I did not have a quilt loaded at the time. So I asked him to help me load my birthday block quilt I had just finished piecing.
Towards the end of the visit I invited Reed to use the extra side fabric to try a design. I showed him a sample of some leaves on another quilt and he tried that and went to bed. The next morning, he started the complicated pattern he designed on the spot, and I told him he had to finish before his plane left, because I couldn’t duplicate it.
The quilt was special because my friends made the blocks, but now it is a treasure.
I own the following HQ machines: