This is "Helga" my newest sewing machine aquisition! Isn't she pretty? I named her Helga because at 15.02 kilograms or just over 32 pounds she's a full figured girl. She was manufactured in Switzerland in 1983 and some claim she is the Rolls Royce of sewing machines.
Helga has a knee lifter bar to raise the presser foot without using your hands. Only problem with that is I don't like it. It seems to be too close to my knee, it feels awkward. At times, I unintentionally raise the presser foot.
Helga purrs like a kitten when she sews.
Alzheimer's touch quilt. I'm just so impressed with the tension, it required no adjustments for perfect stitches top and bottom. The only time it didn't sew beautiful stitches was when I (operator error) forgot to put the presser foot down.
Bernina Nova 900 which I like but not near as much as this 930. I understand now why people hang on to these machines, they are fantastic. Ahhhhhhh....the love affair continues!