I was SO jealous when she told me of the “Cranky Treadlers” Retreat that she participated in……NO ELECTRIC MACHINES ALLOWED!
Of course, we DO need power for things like ott lights, and cell phones! It’s a blend of the “Then” and “Now” with the best parts of both!
This would be the ultimate HEAVEN for me….and yes, quilters DO travel with treadle machines. Some have modified simple tables to be more tranportable ---I’m on the look out for a beat up cabinet with good irons that I can strip the drawers from and just have a table top ---perfect for deck sewing at the new cabin!
This first photo comes with the caption of:
Deb U.'s Singer 66 in the MUTT table her hubby made for her.
Multi use treadle table, in case you didn't know what MUTT stood for. Shaded nine patch in progress.
((I NEED A MUTT TABLE!!))
And Allison writes:
Bonnie, Just had to show you heaven on earth being in a room full of fellow enthusiasts for treadles and hand cranks. Sharing of scraps and a ton of "Bonnie" projects in the works. Finally put borders on my Easy Street mystery. Enjoy the show . . . Hugs, AllisonPhotos and captions by Allison!
"DUMP" your scraps here that you want to share!
Mary Lou J.'s plaid yummy!!
((This is Goose in a Puddle from Scraps & Shirttails II!))
Mary Lou J. on my beloved hand crank I loaned her so she could come play with us!
Notice how she has her shoe off to sew? No foot controller needed. Old habits die hard!! LOL
Allison B.'s Easy Street has borders!!
Great Job, Allison!!
Plenty of room for 4 treadles and 9 hand cranks. We are doing it again in the Fall with a Thursday arrival. Won't you join us?
I sure would, if I could!!
Sue C. at "Penelope" Pfaff 130 treadle working on shaded nine patch.
Note the simple table top….this is on my NEED list!
New friend Valerie N. from across the pond that flew in with this precious Vesta she picked up at auction.
I helped her to get it to stitch, the she cleaned it up to start on her project. She's moving five minutes from me!!
((New enabler friends are great to have!! LOL! Welcome, Valerie!))
Leslie E.'s 99 hand crank and double nine patch project.
**Side Note** The electric cords everywhere give me the modern giggles! Quilters love to sew late into the night and we NEED irons, ottlights and cell phones and MUSIC! I think our fore-quilters would approve!
Mary Lou S.'s (yes TWO Mary Lou's!) Frister and Rossmann 15 clone in a putty color working on 16 patches then trimming them on point.
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it . . ."
Was someone restoring this one? Selling this one? Parting it out?? Nice little 27 there ---if it is what I think it is!
Let's go cranking and treadling again soon!!
What a hoot that must have been! Makes me want to treadle treadle treadle and crank crank crank!!
I hope you are all enjoying your Memorial Day weekend as much as I am. I have completed the hand stitching of THREE bindings, and the binding fest continues!
Much love from the basement ---