I just signed up and am looking forward to chatting and learning. I have been a quilter, off and on, for the past 33 years. I was going to be a diehard hand quilter. That didn't last past my first quilt...a Lone Star. I am a Quiltaholic and a Fabricaholic and I haven't found a 12-Step Program for either, so I continue with my addictions. I'm looking into getting a longer longarm machine to cover more territory in less time and build a business. Even though I live in one of the hottest states I find I still use quilts, as do most of my friends.