Tammy said this:
......I think you are contradicting yourself on this topic. You say “I noticed in the last few years going to quilt shows that a very large number of quilts are now being quilted by a second person on a longarm, don't get me wrong I know we all only have so many hours in the day to get things done, but I think it is a shame that this is happening.” And, “To me making a quilt includes all steps.” However, here you are making money by quilting “customer quilts.” Hmmmm.
The reason I bought a long arm a few years ago is that I thought I would like it and the Aus $ was so strong I could afford to buy one. The other reason was that I could quilt samples quicker.
If I had my time again I wouldn't buy another one as I don't enjoy it. Yes I have made some money with my long arm quilting but I don't have to like it.
I certainly am not out there promoting my long arm quilting, on the contrary I always try and encourage my students to quilt their own quilt.
Thank you Tammy for your comment.