Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 30

Thread: Hello from Northern Illinois

  1. #1
    Member HeyLady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    3

    Hello from Northern Illinois

    I'm new to forum and I have been quilting about 3-4 years. I have sewn off and on for many years. I love it all; machine piecing and quilting, hand work, English paper piecing, foundation piecing and anything else I can try. Went to the International Quilt Festival in Chicago a week ago. Amazing! Came home dreaming of a new machine. I currently sew on a Janome DC 2010, which has been perfect machine to learn on. Now my wish list has gotten expensive and I am dreaming Bernina 750 QE. I love to hear your thoughts on the upper level machines.

  2. #2
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    44,315
    Blog Entries
    45
    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  3. #3
    Super Member Janet L52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Shingle Springs, California
    Posts
    5,464
    Hello and welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here. I hope you will post pictures of your projects, we would love to see them!
    Janet L52

  4. #4
    Super Member Treasureit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    OC, CA
    Posts
    2,931
    Hi welcome from SoCal. This is a great place to find all the help you might need.

  5. #5
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    30,824
    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I have a Bernina 440 that I love so if you can afford a Bernina 750, go for it.

  6. #6
    Super Member Cybrarian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Tampa Bay Area, Florida
    Posts
    2,182
    Waving from the Gulf Coast of Florida! My dream machine is a Babylock Crescendo--sigh, maybe someday!
    Come to Me and I will give you rest--Jesus.

  7. #7
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    13,232
    Hi from Ohio!
    SueDor

  8. #8
    Super Member quiltinghere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Longarm Quilter NW Indiana
    Posts
    3,483
    Blog Entries
    1
    WELCOME to the QB from your neighbor to the East!

    Sorry I don't have any experience with the machines you're asking about...but I'm sure someone here at the QB can help. Try posting the inquiry under a separate thread (titled something like 'opinions on Berninas and Janomes needed')

    Personally, I read the topic line and decide whether I want to look at the thread to see what's happening. I seen you were from Northern IL and wanted to say HI.

    Have a great weekend!
    Nan
    https://napquilting.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/NAPQuilting/

    My GOAL is to ALWAYS ENJOY EVERY STEP of the quilting process....

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,661
    Welcome from Michigan!

  10. #10
    Super Member Moonglow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6,405
    Hello and welcome from Australia.

  11. #11
    Super Member Thumbelina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Heaven on earth/to N.E. Ohio
    Posts
    4,896
    Blog Entries
    4
    Welcome from NE Ohio.

  12. #12
    Super Member Abby'smom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Oak Ridge North, TX
    Posts
    7,122
    welcome from se TX
    diane

  13. #13
    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Knot Merrill, Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,730
    Welcome from Illinois ... I'm in Grundy County - about 20 miles south of Joliet.

    I was also at the show this past weekend and spent lots of time looking at Long Arms ... after looking at the quilt eye-candy of course!!

    As for the high end machines you need to decide which features are must have's for you, and which are icing. There are tons of threads on QB about needed vs wanted features, reviews on various machines etc.

    The short summary though ... start by sourcing which dealers are local to you. If you need training/support/service/parts you'll be happier if you can get them within a short drive with dealers you like and trust. Once you have a list of local dealers of different brands, test drive them and figure out which features you NEED, and eliminate machines you are uncomfortable with. Narrow it down between features/dealers/price and as they say "Bob's your uncle".
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

  14. #14
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Welcome from S CA!

  15. #15
    Super Member Angel Bear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    1,956
    Welcome from OHIO!
    Being a great quilter is 5% talent and 95% pushing yourself away from the internet!

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,072
    Welcome from Adrian, MI

  17. #17
    Super Member MacThayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    1,101
    Welcome to the Quilting Board from sunny Nevada! Great to have you on board! Please feel free to jump right in and make yourself at home: post questions, answer posts, show us your favorite projects, explore the Board (it's huge!). Just join right in! Happy Quilting!

    I have heard the Bernina is a great machine. I started with a Brother, then a Janome MC9700, which is still awesome to me. Perhaps your best plan would be to try to find a Bernina on Craig's list. Go for an older model that is less costly but will serve you for years. I picked up my Janome on Craig's List. The machine was still being sold by the company, and new, it cost $2,400. I got the Janome, a ton of embroidery stabilizers, extra feet, storage box, AND like new cabinet to put it in -- all for $800. The thing was, the wife had talked about sewing, so the husband went out and bought her what was at that time (4 years ago) the top of the Janome line. She sewed on it for ONE day, and put it away. It sat for 3 years until I bought it. So essentially I got a brand new machine plus lots of extras, for one-third the cost of a brand new machine. That's a steal, not a deal! I had it serviced, and it didn't cost much because the machine was whistle clean, and only needed some oiling. I also bought an extended warranty for it at the shop that services Janomes. This may be worth remembering. It cost $300, and covered the machine for all routine cleanings and repairs for 5 years. This also included all of the classes they would give to a new owner, plus a 10% discount on everything in the store, including sale items, for 5 years. If you ask me, it has already paid for itself in all of the classes I was able to attend.

    Anyway, good luck quilting and make sure you come back and visit us often!

    Cheers!
    MacThayer

  18. #18
    Member papagrandma12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    50
    Hi from Michigan.

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    35
    Welcome...I am your neighbor in Wisconsin..

  20. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Just north of Cajun country
    Posts
    1,005
    Hi from northwest Louisiana, formerly from IL - McHenry Co. - the Wonder Lake, McHenry area. I think you'll have many productive and happy hours here.

  21. #21
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,385
    Hey there from the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago! I was at International too.. loved it! So much inspiration!

  22. #22
    Super Member Mplsgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    The Villages, FL
    Posts
    1,817
    Welcome! I live in The Villages, FL but came here from Roscoe, IL. Anywhere near you?
    Pam Nix

  23. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    3
    Where in Northern Illinois are you? I was born in Sycamore and now live in Northern California. I have a wonderful Bernini 1130, I think. It's older but a real workhorse. I just love it. Have fun with that new machine. There's nothing like a Bernina. Well, almost nothing!!

  24. #24
    Super Member Lakeview Quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    6,345
    Blog Entries
    1
    Hello, welcome from Nevada.
    Kathy

  25. #25
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,480
    Welcome to the board from Southern California!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.