I've been enjoying this board for several weeks. What a HUGE resource you all are! I still don't call myself a "real quilter", but I have lots of fun sandwiching fabric and batting, anyway. I machine quilt only, and love bright and modern quilts and fabric. My BF gave me her 1940's Featherweight at Christmas. Can you believe it? She says it's only on loan however. I'm now waiting on "Betsy's" return from being refurbished. Can't wait. Happy New Year to all and happy sewing as well.