My Love Affair with Bernina
I fell in love with Berninas when I was in high school and college. I saw one demonstrated at a local shop and began to lust (in my heart). I did not get one until many years later. Then, my first Bernina was a Bernette Chicago 7. I wanted to do machine embroidery and was just learning quilting. It became my go-to-class machine. It soon became clear to me that I wasn’t going to be happy doing machine embroidery with this machine. It turned out a good product, but I wanted to be able to use all the sizes of hoops. So, here came my next machine, a 770 with the embroidery module plus paintworks, crystalworks, and cutworks. <sigh> So many ideas, just need more time. I still have this machine and it’s my workhorse, always set up and ready to go. However, I decided I didn’t want to take chances carrying it to classes. So, when I met a nice 560 in a conference workshop, guess what I came home with. I still have the Bernette, but it is the 560 that goes with me to classes and other group sews. Am I happy with my Bernina family? You bet. And I would love a golden presser foot to celebrate our affair.