She lives about 40 minutes away from me (30 from my in-laws who watched the kids for me) so I went up yesterday to do some quilting. I ended up getting a private lesson on some tips and tricks about loading the quilt that I didn't know before---little stuff that will make the whole process easier and more accurate. She also taught me how to use rulers and templates. I don't own any rulers yet so I hadn't tried them. Longarm rulers are much thicker than rotary cutting rulers for safety reasons, so I can't just use rulers I already have.
I am much taller than Renae, so I did almost all of my quilting sitting on a barstool. I was actually barely shorter than her sitting on it.... I do a fair amount of my quilting sitting anyway because we haven't raised my frame yet. It works well except that I have to move my chair often. Maybe I'll get a drafter's chair with wheels.
I'm linking up to TNT Thursday at Happy Quilting today. Yay for trying new things!