I've sewn garments since 7th grade but I'm a relatively new quilter. I'm retiring on June 19 and my wardrobe needs have changed. I took a beginner's quilting class two years ago and have finished two quilts since then. I like the planning, the shopping, the piecing – everything except the actual quilting on my home machine. I don't think my quilts are good enough to spend money on professional longarming. I enjoy and have learned from other sewing message boards and blogs and hope to learn more about quilting the same way.