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    New from Alabama

    Hi everyone, I am Sonya, a vintage machine collector, quilter, and home-schooling Mom to two teens. I have been sewing since I was about six years old using my mother's old machines.

    I just met one of your members when I purchased her 301a last Friday and she invited me to join this group.

    My husband and I love getting old machines and watching them come back to life with a little love and tender cleaning. We blush when asked exactly how many machines we have, as we do not know the exact count, but, according to our youngest child, it is over 100. Most of our machines are in the 1920-1960 range, with a few as old as 1886, and one Singer XL-5000 from 2005. My husband prefers the Italian Necchi machines and I'm an old Singer girl from way back. My pride and joys are my Featherweights and 301a's, and all slant-0'matics and my treadle machines.

    I am currently working on 3 quilts and about to start a qotm with our local sewing circle.

    I look forward to getting to know everyone.

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    Hello Sonya, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Hi Sonya, welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Thanks ladies!
    Vintage sewing machine adoption agency

    Sonya

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    welcome from se TX
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    Howdy and welcome, from Texas!
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    Hi Sonya, welcome from northern California!
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    Howdy from the beautiful Texas hill country.

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    Hello from Fayetteville Arkansas. Hope to see pics of quilts when complete.

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    hi sonya welcome from ND any way i have an old montgomery wards machine
    i think it is missing a belt but it sews but needs cleaning up good. i will send it too
    you if you pay postage for nothing i am not going to use it. if you want more information
    on it let me know. it also has a manual.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joset View Post
    hi sonya welcome from ND any way i have an old montgomery wards machine
    i think it is missing a belt but it sews but needs cleaning up good. i will send it too
    you if you pay postage for nothing i am not going to use it. if you want more information
    on it let me know. it also has a manual.
    Oh Joset, thank you so much for the welcome and the offer. Can you post a picture?
    Vintage sewing machine adoption agency

    Sonya

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    Thanks for the welcome Sue and Lori!
    Vintage sewing machine adoption agency

    Sonya

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    Hi Sonya & Welcome to the Quilting Board from the state of Washington!!
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    hi i will sure try. i dont have a camera but maybe i can get my phone and try
    and put it on the computer than see if i know what i am doing. ha ha i am not
    good at this but i will try.

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    Oh my goodness, what a delightful hobby! I am VERY new to sewing and can't even recall what I used in Home Ec. class back in the day (but I know I broke several needles). I can only imagine the wonderful history these machines in your home could tell. Thanks for sharing.

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    Souixzie, they do tell some stories. We sometimes get a beauty who tells of being loved and cherished by its owner. Others are used and the items in the drawers show that the owner used the machine all the time. Yet others were loved once, but something shiny and new came in and replaced them and they were delegated to the outside storage area. It really is cool to watch them all come alive again.
    Vintage sewing machine adoption agency

    Sonya

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    Welcome, you will become addicted to this site!!!!

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    Hello Sonya!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    WOW! You've got a lot of sewing machines!!

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    ​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!!!!

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