It has taken me almost two weeks to get to this point -- because I had so much I wanted to say. And, well -- I try to be respectful of your time. If a post is TOO LONG, you'll soon quit coming here. When I got home, so many people at the workshop were unaware of the colorful Isaac Singer, I wanted to review that history for them.
AND learning about the Missouri Star Quilting Company was a new experience for me -- so I HAD TO SHARE THAT story with you so I could set the stage.
But, finally -- here it is. The REASON we're in Hamilton, Missouri!! Let the Workshop Begin!!
|Every woman in the room (over 30 of us) owned at least one featherweight!!|
|Carmon and Christian had a great presentation about the history of our little Featherweights...|
|Tuesday morning, after a quick breakfast -- we were told to GET OUT OUR MACHINES!!|
|My sister Ronda and I are EAGER TO LEARN.|
|Christian shared the manufacturing history, and, being his Dad's apprentice, he is already an accomplished repairman. Ruthie had her own job...|
|In Missouri, the Henry's were joined by Dave McCallum, author of "The Singer Featherweight and I". Dave is the recognized authority on this little dynamo sewing machine...and a Master technician|
|They answered LOTS AND LOTS OF QUESTIONS...|
|Everybody was working at their own pace.|
|Some machines needed more help than others...|
|We learned how to oil our machines, and lube them...|
|WE DID IT ALL...|
|Because our workshop was SO LARGE...having three techs was PERFECT. Either Carmon, Dave or Christian could fix any kind of problem.|
Knowing how to service your own sewing machine gives you a real sense of power...and these little machines are SO IMPRESSIVE. So simple. It forms such a beautiful stitch...
P.S. While I was in Missouri at the Featherweight Workshop, Linda P. BOUGHT A FEATHERWEIGHT. We started down the Featherweight path on the same day -- and she has finally caught up!!