It was a fabolous day in Plano, Texas for meeting and greeting and reconnecting with the best quilters that Texas can offer!
Even folks you meet for the first time feel like “Mi Familia” when we start chatting and discover that we lived in nearly the same place growing up, and remember certain things about that area that we hadn’t thought about in many many years!
Those of you in the California Bay Area, please think of me next time you pop by a Togos eatery and enjoy a #9 with the works for me, will ya?
It was a wonderful day for sewing up a bunch of scrappy string blocks, and adding some easily pieced flying geese units to make Talkin’ Turkey blocks, with not a turkey in the bunch!
They stitched, they trimmed and they kept on sewing!
There was much chatter around the cutting tables!
Pressing matters were discussed at the ironing stations!
And EVERYONE oooh’d and ahhhh’d at the vintage machines!
I think this was the first time ever in the history of a workshop that the vintage machines ouitnumbered the plastic modern models. 18 vintage machines humming in a class of 30 quilters! It was awesome!
Allison’s Singer 404!
I’ve long touted the wonderful qualities of the 404: Front needle threading instead of sideways like the 301, yet it has the same motor and gear driven beltless workings for ultra smooth stitching and loads of speed and power. It is also a slant needle machine, aluminum body so it is light eioght and easy to carry. It takes a class 66 bobbin so you get about twice the amount of thread if not more than you would on a featherweight or 301 bobbin. I love this machine and have two of them at home. it is a straight stitch only machine, which is what I prefer for my patchwork.
Check out the box she has for it;
See the cubbies?
THESE drawers go in them!
What a find!
Another machine actually went with this case, but after a friend adopted that machine, Allison in all her resourcefulness repurposed it to haul machines AND supplies back and forth to class.
I’ll have to be on the look out for a case like this! The only problem is – they usually come with a bonus machine inside!
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|Talkin' Turkey, Plano TX Dec 2015|
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Today’s Quiltville Quote!
What you focus on and say effects not only yourself, but every one around you. I am making an effort to stop the cycle of negative speak. Sometimes I am completely amazed at what is written in the comments section on this blog alone. Really? You said that here?
As someone told me yesterday, venting is highly overrated, especially in a public forum. Watch your words. They reveal your thoughts and have direct impact on your attitude and therefore your actions. Break the habit. Let’s talk about our joys through this new year!
I have a word that I want to focus on, but I want to write a post about it, so that will likely happen this evening.
Right now I’m headed to breakfast, and then back over to Fabric Fanatics for workshop #3 of this series – It’s a Mad City Mama workshop day from Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
Happy New Year, Everyone!