I'm going to take a look at a long arm quilter tomorrow. I don't know what brand it is yet, but it is "older." The pictures seem to demonstrate that everything in the room is well taken care of. I've only done hand quilting, but am thinking it would be really nice to be able to make some "non-heirloom" quilts, too, that could be done more quickly. The price seems very reasonable if the machine is any good at all - around $1000. Is there anything I should look for? Thanks you all. You're treasures!