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Thread: Newly Retired and Looking to Renew Old Hobbies!!

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    I am just returning to quilting and sewing after years of teaching first grade! I have a lovely Memory Craft 6000 (New Home; Janome) and although it works well I am excited about updating to more of a quilting machine.
    I've looked at the various Bernina machines and am undecided about what I need. I will most likely be doing machine quilting but probably not a lot of embroidery.
    Can someone help me with advice on what model to get? I am quite proficient and am computer savy for the most part.
    I am speaking with a lady who is selling a Bernina 180E with all the attachments, cabinet, laptop (not sure I need this) and many spools of thread. She is asking $3500 for all but is open to negotiations. I want to be fair but am not sure of the value of this deal.
    Thanks for any advice or direction!!
    Geri

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    A warm welcome to the Board from Kentucky. Can't help with the machine question but I'm sure somebody can.

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    Welcome from Virginia

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    Hello and welcome from the Arkansas Ozarks.
    Happy quilting.

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    Welcome from Kansas

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    Welcome from NM. Retirement is wonderful. I'm a retired middle school teacher-taught in Texas for 20 years. I don't own a Bernina and you said you aren't especially interested in embroidery but friends I quilt with that have Berninas say that you can't always upgrade, upload, update the embroidery designs-the newer ones to an older machine. Don't know exactly why not but it would be something I would check into before buying. With that said, my friends do love their Berninas.

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    Hello!

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    Welcome from south Louisiana

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    Hello Geri, welcome from northern California!

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    Hello and welcome from Missouri!

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