This is a shot of the LaConte Center in Pigeon Forge – the new location for the A Mountain Quilt Fest!
See the green trolley out front?
Pigeon Forge has these great trolleys that will take you anywhere you want to go!
All day long there are trolleys going to and from the show to shopping areas and hotels – there are trolley stops all along the main “Parkway”.
This photo was taken from the vantage point of Shamu, my van, with Marsha McCloskey riding shotgun--waiting for Jo Morton to go grab Cindy Blackberg, so that the 4 of us could grab a quickie dinner and be back in 45 minutes for the start of our evening classes ---goodness what a full day!
Side view of the center ---
A couple of us escaped the building at lunch break to take a long walk and enjoy the sunshine – I stopped to take this photo of the building as we left the parking lot.
Sometimes…we just need OUTSIDE!!
Just when I think I’ve seen every kind of Featherweight there is, I come across a NEW ONE to me:
What the heck is MR SINGER?!
Turns out the owner’s mother had lived in Honduras in the 1950s. The featherweight machine has a centennial badge.
The MR stands for “Mercado Registrar” or something in Spanish, meaning that duty had already been paid on this machine – she thought it had something to do with import taxes? INTERESTING!
I learn such great things from my students! And really neat that her mom was the original owner, and she has memories of her mom sewing really heavy corduroy jackets for her on this very machine.
Skinny Side Forward, Girls!
This is a special shout-out to Lawana who couldn't make it…we missed you in class! Hope to catch you another time! ((Yes, I love doing photo-bombs!))
It was a fun class ---and boy was there ever a mess on the floor left for my evening class to walk through by the time this class was over! Strings, threads, snips of fabric, dog ears, and shredded phone book paper told the tale of how we spent our time!
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|Jamestown Landing, Pigeon Forge TN 2014|