My First Bernina …930 Record
When I started shopping for a new machine in 1985 I looked at several brands. I didn’t know anything about a Bernina but a store about 30 minutes from me sold them so went down for a demo and to try one out and instantly fell in love. It was more expensive than other machines at the time but my husband John and I decided it was worth it since I did so much sewing. I couldn’t remember when I bought it but decided to look in my file of warranties and found the receipt and the date was Dec. 16, 1985 and I paid $750 for it. The receipt says it was regularly priced at $900 but was December sale so that was a pretty good deal. That was a happy Christmas for me that year!
I felt like I was in heaven when I used that machine. I remember how quiet it was when I sewed compared to the old 18 year old Kenmore machine. I sewed on that 930 until I purchased my next Bernina. I wanted a machine that could do a regular buttonhole stitch and a few other things that the 930 couldn’t do.
My next Bernina was a Virtuosa 150 purchased in 2001, again love, love loved that machine. I did keep my 930 when I purchased the 150 and now it resides at one of my daughters homes and still sews perfectly and my grandsons have used it for sewing 4-H projects.
Eventually I upgraded again and purchased a Bernina Artista 730 in 2008 and sold my 150 to one of my sisters for the trade in value. It was hard to let it go but wanted a machine with a few more features. I still love my 730 and it has been a workhorse and does everything I ask of it. All of my Berninas have been trouble free with just cleaning and minor adjustments.
I wrote a blog post about the machines I have owned on this blog post February 15, 2011 on my blog Nebraska Views. http://nebraskaviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-sewing-machine-history.html