After participating in Barbara Graham's blog about her machine quilting frustrations, I began thinking about machine quilting in general. I have noticed a general trend with machine quilting lately that the goal seems to be to cover the entire quilt with thread! Some of the art work is very beautiful, granted, but the quilts are so stiff they could stand alone at the Quilt Show. If they don't drape well over beds, have they stopped being quilts? I still love hand-quilting, although my increasingly arthritic fingers don't, but hand-quilters hardly ever "over-quilt" their quilts. I can understand heavier quilting on wall-hangings, placemats or table runners, since soft and unstructured isn't necessarily good in that case, but on a bed or crib quilt? Thoughts, anyone?