Friday, May 7, 2010

Vote for Me!
Help me win a sewing machine through the Quilting Arts Magazine Contest. Hopefully you will vote for my quilt (called "Count Your Blessings"). Add a comment, too!
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I've been placed in the top 5 so there is hope, if you support me now!

Bernina Sewing Machines

I mention in my entry to the "Stitch This" contest which it was sewn with my 24-year-old Bernina 930.
I purchased my very first sewing machine when I was 17 using my own money I had earned from picking strawberries and beans in Washington (starting at age 10) and then working as a busgirl in Alameda. I had worked hard and my parents encouraged me to buy a sewing machine since I was always sewing when not working. Sure, I went to high school parties, but sewing my first quilt took priority also.

Later, when my first child, Daniel, was born, my mother-in-law encouraged me to buy a new machine because I would soon be busy making baby clothes and accessories for the crib. She insisted that I buy the Bernina 930. Price-wise this was out of my budget. But, I trusted her when she said it wouid last forever.

She was right. Now, 24 years later, my Bernina 930 is great. Every time I take it to a quilt retreat or class ladies come up and admire it. I had no idea it was such a jewel.

So, whenever a friend asks what kind of machine to buy, I always tell them Bernina.

I am hoping to get enough votes to win the the Bernina Aurora 440QE in the "Stitch This" contest. It has a special draw for me as I am transitioning into a new phase of life. Daniel is getting married and I am about to make his new bride a wedding quilt. Someday, I will also make little baby clothes for them, hopefully with a new machine.

If you've seen my entry "Count Your Blessings - Lori Wisheropp" you'll understand the love and reasoning behind the slogan on the quilt. I truly have been blessed.

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