A friend of mine has recently inherited a hand-pieced double wedding ring quilt top from a deceased relative. She cherishes it a lot, and asked me if I would quilt it (it's bed-sized). Now, I wouldn't take a stab at machine quilting it because I don't have a lot of experience, but I could hand-quilt it - that would just take a very long time. My friend is reluctant to let anyone else touch it, but I just don't feel like I could do this beautiful quilt justice, even renting time on a long arm. I'd like to try to convince her to send it to a professional, but I don't know who to start with.
Do you all have any suggestions for a long-armer? Anyone you've tried in the past and loved the results? Anyone you always use with great success? I'd really appreciate some referrals.
Thanks very much