I am going to buy a new sewing machine and am overwhelmed by the variety. I am recently retired teacher who has not had time to sew for the last 15 or 20 years. Previous to that time, I made most of my clothes and my children’s clothes too. I have never quilted and want to learn. I have read the article in the September 2002 issue of Threads but it is outdated by now. I also do not know if I should get an embroidery machine. Your thoughts would be appreciated.