Edit: Drat... misspelled the title in my excitement. Please do forgive me as I facepalm.
Hello to everyone! My name's Jenn and I'm a twenty-something newbie quilter. I started my first quilt in October as a gift for a friend and it's slow going, though very satisfying.
My grandmother just gave me her blessing to bring home her old Bernina 530-2 today - I'm hugely excited! Also intimidated, as I've never worked with an older machine before. I've only ever used my Mom's newer Singer. Here's hoping that I can figure things out, oil it correctly, etc. The machine hasn't been touched in a little over ten years, ever since she went blind. It was a gift from her mother in 1958 from Switzerland (her native country) and she used it constantly from that time until the turn of the century. If anybody has advice, please feel free to speak up.
I would say that I'm a beginner at sewing, having only touched a machine for the first time early last year. I mostly make cage furniture for my small fuzzy pets and now have begun to quilt.
Here are a few of the fabrics from my first, ongoing quilting project! I maybe bit off a little more than I could chew for the first time, but it's more my procrastination than anything that delays the project.