Daughter wasn’t the only one at the show who tried out the quilting machines. See!
My first effort.
And, very possibly my last. Apart from the cost, which is prohibitive in my life, there were operational issues.
I tried two different machines. One wasn’t too bad. It produced the lovely leaf (yes, that is what it was supposed to be) that you see above. The other operated at a frequency or something that gave me instant vertigo. Very odd and disconcerting. That wasn’t worth preserving for posterity.
I am so grateful that there are longarm quilters, but I doubt I will ever be one of them. Besides, I really like piecing.