I've learned a lot from my practice lessons on the long-arm machine. The people who are professional long-arm quilters are TRULY talented people and I have a LONG way to go to be at that level!!
I gradually got smaller and smaller on the meandering. I still can't get the small stippling correct but a medium meandering is quite easy for me.
Now, I am a certified user of their Tin Lizzie quilting machine!! I still haven't witnessed the computerized Shirley Stitcher in action yet, but I think I'll wait for that until I bring in one of my quilts in.