Two years ago, we found our next door neighbor at the time divesting himself of his exwife's belongings by throwing everything in a dumpster. There, in excellent condition was a singer sewing machine vintage case. We asked for it, walked it home, and didn't know what we had. Took it to a repair shop and after thirty five dollars for basic cleaning and refurbishing I have a new machine! It had been used very little. My treasured 301a was "born" approx the same year I was, so how fitting to create my very first quilt on it! (with the wonderful lessons from my sisters). A new passion is born!