I just joined the site a few days ago and I really like it! I've been hand-quilting for 10 years. Believe it or not, I got my first sewing machine just a few weeks ago, and now I have 2 sewing machines and an embroidery machine too!! They're multiplying like cockroaches!
Quilting is my first love, and I have fewer projects now than ever! I usually have a 1-year waiting list for quilting, but right now, it's 6 months. I am hoping to find more business on this forum, too. If you're interested in rates, PM me. I also might start teaching hand-quilting too.
Anyway, I didn't mean to turn this into a commercial! I wanted to branch away from hand-work a little and I've been having fun learning how to use my new toys! I have a closet full of stash that I don't need too. I've been making bags and iPod holders and things like that. I am not very good with the machine, which is why I joined this forum (I am a member of quiltingboard and they recommended this one!).
So a great big "HOWDY" from Tennessee and I hope to make some new friends soon!