Hello Cathy! I am new here, also. and haven't posted but twice. I have just been in the background learning all I can! I don't own an APQS either! Let me introduce myself, too, if I may? I retired April 30, 2009, purchased a Tin Lizzie in late June, got her up and running in August and have been practicing and learning ever since.
My first quilt to quilt on my Lizzie has a bit of a story behind it! It was my first quilt to piece when I was about 11 years old. I was going to throw it away, but my daughter rescued it from the trash, did some minor repairs on it and had me quilt it on Lizzie as my first quilt! Boy, was I surprised! It actually looks better than I thought it would. It now resides at my daughter's home, but when I learn to post a pic, I will show you!
Thanks for letting me post. Forgot to say that I am from Texas!