OK, this is strange. I have discovered the equivalent of a pot of gold. Seriously. Turns out that I have a small annuity that I didn't know about. It isn't a lot, but I sure wasn't expecting it. Now, I could use it to put a new roof on the house or go on a vacation to Europe, or, duh, invest it. But I am playing around with another idea.
I have been doing a bit of research on long arm quilting machines. Now, I certainly cannot afford one of those computerized $40,000 wonders. However, what I have heard about the Millennium hand guided machines is pretty good. I was hoping to get a bit of dialog going with those of you who have some experience with long arm quilting. What sort of machine do you have? What do you wish you had? Did it take long to learn how to load it and use it properly? What on earth do you do if you need a technician and you live two hours from any? Are threading, tension and timing horrendously complicated issues?
Most importantly, is it fun? Boring? Cost saving in the long run? Do you need to add on an addition to the house to fit it in? How long does it take to get good enough to start a small quilting business? I know so many gals who have gone into their own long arm business and quit after a couple of years. Is it just too tedious to quilt for others?
I would love to know your thoughts, Friends!