I'm so sorry, guys (and Teri!!). I gave the wrong information about how Teri holds her quilts when she is quilting. Her hands are on top of the quilt and she keeps her finger tips closer to the needle.
I had been looking around at various videos and watching the quilters in action. This one method must have gotten stuck in my head!!
Teri, I do apologize for posting the incorrect information. I'll give myself 10 licks with a wet thread! LOL