They started collecting sewing machines about 13 years ago. Avid yard sale shoppers, the first sewing machine they bought was a Singer Featherweight 222 with a free arm. They bought it because Jacqui thought it was "very cute" and didn't pay too much for it. They didn't know what a find they had until Jacqui did some research afterwards on the internet and found out it was quite valuable. Buying sewing machines became a bit of an addiction, picking up all they could find; but eventually they had to limit their purchases and currently they concentrate on Canadian built sewing machines. They currently own 150 sewing machines from 30 - 140 years old as well as 70-80 toy sewing machines. Jake has always been fascinated with things mechanical and soon became expert in the maintenance and repair of sewing machines. He does not actively sew, but appreciates a good stitch.
Jacqui has also designed her own pattern which is available through her website. This is just one version made recently.
(Here is one of the kids' quilts, machine quilted by one of Jill's workshop participants)
Quilts of Valour
New member Teresa dJ would like to work with other members on a Quilts of Valour project. Anyone who is interested can contact her or let me know and I can pass it on to her.
Next month's meeting date is moved to Thursday, April 16.