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    Hello, Bonjour from France.

    Hello, born in the UK, lived in the Republic of Ireland for 17 years and now happily retired in the S. of France. Love all things sewing and want to learn how to quilt better.
    My Grandma was a milliner and seamstress and used a Bradbury (made in Manchester I believe) treadle machine which unfortunately didn't survive family house sales....lack of space etc. by my parents.

    I have a Bernina 801 bought in 1980, a Bernette Sew and Go 1 which I purchased as back up, it's wonderful for sewing stretch fabrics and small things. Last year I scored a Bernina Jubilae (1947) in Spain for 40 euros. I am gradually cleaning it up and should be soon good to go....and sew! Lovely to meet you all, there is a wealth of information on this active site. Best wishes. Linda

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    Bonjour, Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Welcome. Post pictures of your Bernina when it's up and running. Have fun quilting!

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Vermont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 View Post
    Welcome. Post pictures of your Bernina when it's up and running. Have fun quilting!
    Will do, the renovation is going quite well, think someone oiled it with diesel!

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    Welcome aboard. I think it's always best to live somewhere you want to live, not just where you happen to be.

    I was recently gifted a modern Bernina 820 from a friend after sewing for the last 20 or so years on a vintage Remington older than me, I'm circa 1960. It's quite a change!

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    Hi Linda welcome to the board from NE Ohio, USA.

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    Bonjour and welcome Linda!
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    Howdy & welcome from Texas. We love pictures & would love to see what you are making.

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    Welcome from Oregon!
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    Welcome from Indiana. We'd love to see the older Berninas.

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    I am circa 1950 so the Jubilae is 3 years older than me!
    Loved the ROI, land of my grandparents but the soggy weather got the better of my husband's health.
    My daughter who has a French degree met her French husband in Ireland when they both worked for a U.S. internet company.....they followed us here for the sun and I now have a totally bilingual 4 year old granddaughter. Isn't life strange? I haven't quilted 'properly' for ages but plan to make a quilt for Sophie after I've finished edging old blankets etc. for local animal shelter. Thanks for the warm welcome, I feel at home already.

    (especially for Iceblossom) re 'where you live'......just getting the hang of the forum.
    Last edited by heart_of_bernina; 12-05-2018 at 11:37 AM.

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    Bonjour to everybody

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    Bonjour slightly jealously from me! I would love to retire somewhere as lovely as the south of France! Actually, at this point I'd take retiring wherever at all, more time for quilting...
    *this space for rent*

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    Welcome from Missouri. My family spent 4 years in France while my father was stationed there in 1954. Loved the villages, winding roads, stone fences. This is a great board for quilting and friendships. So glad you can join us.

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    Welcome to the board!
    My niece lives in Paris and just got her French citizenship.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma, USA. Enchante' (hope I got that right)
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina. Warm and sunny sounds great! We're expecting snow, ice, sleet this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    Welcome from Oklahoma, USA. Enchante' (hope I got that right)
    Oui.....merci beaucoup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySusan View Post
    Hi and welcome from North Carolina. Warm and sunny sounds great! We're expecting snow, ice, sleet this weekend.
    Long hot summers, shortish harsh winters. Cold and gloomy today and it has been known to snow and we are near the coast. Provence, inland gets bitterly cold.

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    Greeting from Kansas,, USA . We don't here the Bradbury name here often. My Bradbury came from Manchester. I don't have it running yet, but getting very close. It is a shoe patcher.

    I've been in France and to Monte Carlo, wish I had learned the language. My son is fluent. and he found this machine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonf View Post
    Greeting from Kansas,, USA . We don't here the Bradbury name here often. My Bradbury came from Manchester. I don't have it running yet, but getting very close. It is a shoe patcher.

    I've been in France and to Monte Carlo, wish I had learned the language. My son is fluent. and he found this machine for me.

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    Well, that is a most interesting machine don't think I've seen one before.
    Ahhhh....Monte Carlo, very posh. Had lunch there by the 'pink palace' not as pricey as I thought it would be, so clean and the outside of the Casino, well (we didn't go in) but rows of black Mercs. with their chauffeurs all lined up outside. We get by with the French and rely on daughter and son in law to bale us out if it's technical (medical) or somesuch.
    Thanks again for the warm welcome.

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