A famous quilter told us to check out this new machine. It is just 13 lbs and perfect to take to class, on vacation, or to retreat. Yes it is also perfect for the new quilter, sewist, or a young learner. We loved the machine enough that we asked if we could sell it in our Shop. It's less than $300 and has lots of features we will talk about in future blogs. There are three models. Our pick is the mid-range model and is only $279.99. You can get quilting feet and a carry bag as accessories to complete the package. (Currently we can only ship in the Continental USA, sorry).