I couldn't agree more.. It is a great hobby. I love giving the quilts away. I made two denim quilts for the boys next door. I was in the laundry room (apartment building), and the quilts are on the drying racks. They have been there for a couple of weeks. Making my blood boil. I am not really worried that some will take them, but non the less. I guess they aren't totally appreciated. The good part is they are there with the label showing that I made them for the boys. As for how many machines you need for quilting? I have hit a couple of tag, and estate sales, bought sewing machines, and have been giving them away to those that can use them. I sort of am trying to spread what I have..