It's just the way it is supposed to be. You and your longarmer talking about your quilt - like you're talking over the backyard fence with your friend and neighbor! Mentioning how long ago you started it, and just had the encouragement to finish it. Don't forget to mention the shops that you had to visit to get all of the fabric.
That's the way we'd like it to be - perfect conversation.
However, it isn't a perfect conversation. All of the information is from the piecer's point-of-view and not from the longarmer's.
The actual conversation with your longarmer began when you purchased the fabric for your quilt. Additionally, the techniques that you chose to use during the construction of your quilt top will impact the longarmer's results far more than a mere conversation. And, after all, you want the best results for your work-of-art.