The lesson started with how to load the quilt back, batting and top onto the table. (I have no photos of this process.) Then we learned how to thread the machine and we had to practice it 3 times. Then we learned about all of the buttons (I'll have to get a shot of the machine in action next time). And then we basted the edges and started quilting.
I started with loopdeloops.
Then I tried a house shape, some pebbles, some meandering and some flowers.
Then I did some rough straight lines.
And lastly, we learned how to use a laser light to follow a drawn pattern.
My favorite parts were 1) not basting with pins(!!!) and 2) feeling how the machine could flow with my movements with very little effort. In the regulated stitch mode, the machine senses how fast you are moving and changes the speed of the stitches in reference to that. There is no pedal to push. You just stand and move your arms to take the machine where you want it to sew. Very, very cool.
My lesson was last night, and I went back today to practice on a small quilt. I'll show you soon!