I am a retired junior high English teacher and a self-taught quilter. A couple of years ago I took my first quilting class and loved it. I have been reading these messages for awhile now, but just have to add that the Featherweight Fever caught hold after hearing about all of you who have them. The first few days after I got it I just couldn't get over how "cute" it was! I think I got a good deal but am kind of concerned about getting the tension adjusted just right.