It's time to introduce myself! I live in Wytheville, Virginia, and recently joined the board. Have enjoyed the many posts and responded to a few. My machine of choice is Bernina - as they say, "nothing sews like a Bernina!". I am so excited! Recently I upgraded and my dealer worked with me and a new 830 arrived in the shop today! I will pick it up next week, since it is over an hour drive to the dealership in North Carolina. Can't wait to start a new learning curve with this latest addition to the line! I am avid quilter, but also dabble in all sorts of other sewing, including purses, totes, and much more! I am British, born in London. Lived in Harrow from age 5 or 6. Came to USA in 1955.