Jun 18: First contact. Cindy enjoys nearby Beech Mountain this time of year so I invited her bring her quilt & let's do it together...tomorrow. Turns out Cindy is very interested in longarming herself, has a quilting machine & is going through the learning curve of setting the tension, etc. Been there, done that, hope I can help.
Jun 19: Oops! Our road is closed for repairs. Cindy and hubby are on route to the around your elbow back way in. Turns out Cindy could only stay until we got started on the longarming.
Got 2 rows stitched before rolling the quilt. Checking the back, I found good tension in places and totally unacceptable tension in others. Both Cindy & I checked the tension & it looked good. I should have checked more carefully all along the first row but didn't. It will take hours to remove all the stitching & start over. And so it goes..How long will it take? Only as long as it takes.
Only 7 hours to remove the stitches and set and test the proper tension. Tomorrow, will try again.
Jun 20: Quilted.
Jun 21: Emailed for a shipping address yesterday. No response yet.