Each year our guild, the Covered Bridge Quilt Guild, sponsors a sewing machine cleaning day. Above is a view of all the machines lined up waiting for service. I didn't take a picture of it, but there was also an express lane for those who came from out of town and waited for their machines to be serviced. The assortment of machines brought was interesting: sergers, embroidery, featherweights, Kenmores, Singers, Janome, etc.
I purchased the Haines machine at an auction in July for $2.50. I asked the technician how much it would cost to replace the motor and also the controller. The price quoted was $50 minimum. So I opted to wait on this repair. This machine weighs in at least 50 lbs. It is not logical that I will be hauling it around to retreats or classes. I have not given up on it but will have to wait until my rainy day fund is a little richer. :)
I will be linking up with the Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday. Visit her to read about her vintage decals.
Enjoy your Thursday!
Yours in quilting,