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Thread: My Elna was stolen

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    Junior Member geckos42's Avatar
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    Some of you may remember my post topic "Eastward Bound & looking for great quilt shops". Well, I'm back from my fabulous trip and sad to share that my luggage - containing clothes (for 6 weeks), quilting fabric, the quilt for my grandson (my avatar), gifts, toys, books (for my grandkids), my Dell netbook and worst of all, my ELNA machine - was stolen from my car.

    To add insult to injury, I had called the insurance company just days before to increase my deductible from $500 to $1000! :-( My daughter says I was really tempting the gods. :cry:

    So (deep breath) I'm in the market for a replacement machine as my stolen one hasn't shown up on eBay or in local pawn shops. I loved my Elna SU air electronic, even though it's 25 years old. However it was a sewing machine and since February, I've become a quilter.

    I'm interested in your opinions/feedback on the Elna 6600 (Quilting Queen). I haven't test driven it, but I've looked at it - twice. I know Janome bought out Elna so there may be opinions about the similarities/differences between the two manufacturers.

    Thanks in advance for your input,
    KARREN

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    I have my Elna from 25 years ago that my Mom bought me. Still LOVE that machine. Sorry to hear it was stolen.

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    OMG! Where were you when it was stolen?

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    Sorry your possessions were stolen.

    I don't know anything about the Elna 6600. I hope you find a suitable replacement machine soon.

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    I don't have an reccomendations but I just wanted to say that I'm sorry that this happend to you. It is terrible.

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    The old Elnas were superb machines, but the new ones are not necessarily that way. I would encourage you to look at other brands -- especially Janome, Pfaff and Bernina. Brother also seems to have a good reputation these days.

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    that is terrible, I hope you get you another sewing machine soon

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    If your car was in your yard your house insurance may Reimburse you...that is teriible...hate that there are sumbags out there that steal.

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    I'm so sorry about everything being stolen. Put the picture of your quilt on the lost quilt website so people are on the look out for it. I hope everthing else can be replaced soon-especially your sewing machine!

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    Such a sad story, I feel so bad for you. What an aweful thing.

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    That's sad...hope you can replace everything OK.

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    So sorry this happened and wish I could wave my fairy wand to help!

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    I am in shock. It's sad when people disrespect other people's property. I would be devastated and then mad. Glad you are looking for another one. HUGS

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    I am so sorry that this happened to you!!!!!

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    I am so sad to read this. If you do a search for Quilters Beware, Smash and Grab you will see that I also lost my sewing machine and fabric, rulers, out of my car. Same thing, we have 1000 dollar deductable. My machine was only just over a year old though. I know your pain. Sorry this happened to you. Sandra

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    Sorry to hear that you had such a sad experience. I have an Elna Quilting Queen Pro and like it a lot. It sews a perfect 1/4 th inch seam.

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    What an awful thing to happen.

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    I'm so sorry this happened to you. I had my car broken into before too and I felt sad for months over the small items that were taken I can imagine how bad you feel over your loss.
    We have the highest co pay on our vehicle insurance they offer so I don't leave anything in the car that I can't replace easy. When traveling I take everything out of the car every night and repack it every morning when at motels.

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    Karren,

    I'm so sorry that happened to you. That is terrible. I'd be leaving my info with the pawn shops that are local to that area or even surrounding counties. I'm sure they would get in touch with you if something like that shows up in their pawn shop or at least I would hope so. Was it during daytime hours when they broke into your car? We live in a crazy world today. errrrrr

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    So sorry to hear about the sad news.
    Do you have your serial number to your Elna?
    It would help if it ends up in a pawn shop. I hope you recover these items.

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    Oh, how sad :( I have never had anything stolen from my car but I know I would be devasted as you must be. I think I will learn to keep all my supplies in my trunk where they won't be seen by those nasty types of people. Seems like thieves are stealing whatever they can get their hands on to make money. It's sad that some are so desperate that they lose all respect for others' property.
    As for a machine -- I have an old Elna Quilter's Dream and although it doesn't have as many bells and whistles as my little Janome Gem I still love it. It's my old reliable and it never lets me down.

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    I'm sorry this has happened. Hope your items are recovered soon.

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    That is just pure meanest! What a way to ruin a vacation.

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    Dang! I'm so sorry you had this happen to you! The suggestion to check all the pawn shops is probably a good one. Also to report it to the police - you probably need to do that to report it to your insurance carrier, too.

    When we travel by car, I insist on taking everything into the motel every night. DH gets annoyed with me, but he knows better than to argue! Years ago, friends CAUGHT someone breaking into their car at a motel in the middle of thenight - he had gone out to get something out of the trunk!

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. Just awful :(

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