Crumbs Crumbs Crumbs class is a fast paced, switch-it-up-every-45-minutes scrappy packed bundle of excitement!
Within the time frame given, quilters work on one unit until it’s time to switch gears, receive another demo, and move off into free form piecing the next unit!
We go from basic crumb block construction to Maverick Stars, to Wonky Hearts and an introduction to pieced letters ---and the laughter and chatter is infectious as “Whoops! That didn’t quite work!” and “Hey, you got that backwards!” and “Wow, I really like that one!” are heard through out the room.
It’s about giving yourself the freedom to make some really horrible mistakes, because the second one always turns out better.
It’s about trying new things and letting that inner 3rd grade art student play with scissors and fabric and just MAKING without patterns or rulers and specific mathematically formulated strip widths.
Perfection be danged! We are just MAKING!
Let the scraps over flow!
Let the mountains and piles grow!
Of course, I am always interested in the vintage machines that come to class. We had a bevvy of vintage beauties – 301s, 221’s, and a free-arm 222 that I commandeered as a demo machine…you don’t see free arm Featherweights that often!
It turns out that we had a rocking finger emergency, which meant that the little finger that goes in the slot under the needle plate was out of place, and I got to do my first “fix it” job on a 222---fun! And she was sewing beautifully. This machine belonged to “Aunt Muriel” so Aunt Muriel, she is named!
Next on my MUST FIND list ---
Vintage typewriter table holds a wooden base of a Singer 99 perfectly!
((Allison, are you seeing this?!?))
The little rails that fit a type writer are the perfect resting spot for a vintage machine base…..I will be scouring antique malls hoping to find just this thing! We gather this one dates from the 1940s-1950s ---This machine belongs to Janet who brought her back “from death” as she says ---and was such a sweet stitcher!
We had a most enjoyable day in Crumbville!
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|Crumbs! Amherst, NY 2014|
Today is my last workshop in Amherst -- and then I get to do something I've never ever done before. I'm going to finally see Niagara Falls! I have heard it's better from the Canadian side, but I didn't bring my passport, and at this time I'm happy to see ANYTHING.
Home tomorrow. Hallelujah!