I have been limping by on barely and eventually non-functional sewing machines for the last few months, borrowing ones from my friends for sewing days. One of my sewing day regulars offered to call around to see if she could get any of the local repairmen to donate their services to get a machine running for me.
The Sewing and Vacuum Center in West Jordan, Utah graciously offered to repair it, and I dropped it off today. Very friendly folks over there, and I am thrilled to have their support. Every little bit counts, and money that I would have spent on repairs can now go toward fabric to make more gowns. If you have a sewing machine repair need, head on in and tell them that I sent you!