Thanks for your reply. I have heard of many people loving their old Kenmores! I have the new Bernina 830 and she still frightens me at times. I bought it when they first came out and you had a choice of a cabinet, software or quilting frame. I got the quilting frame. Now that is very frightening!!!! I have done three quilts on the frame...it's a lot harder than I thought it would be. I also have the Bernina Artista 730. You are a special soul to make quilts for those in need.
Thank you and you are welcome! I made bags for all the ladies on my Christmas list this past year. I have 5 brothers and 5 sisters and all but one is married. I also have 2 SILs on Hubby's side. I made 1 as a teachers gift and did pillowcases as gifts for the mail carriers andwaitress where we eat at regularly.
I showed my husband the placemats and he was really jealous! He also remembered that I have some panels with bears and moose on them and thought why don't I make him some placemats out of those. I knew I shouldn't have shown him :)
Kathy, You have made some beautiful quilts. I am new to this group and have really enjoyed being in touch with quilters outside of my own area. I am looking forward to sharing information with you and others.