"This is what they look like with the doors open. You take the oval lid off and it has a metal frame to hold your featherweight while you sew. When finished, the machine fits down in the cabinet and you put the oval top back on…"
"I am addicted to Featherweights. I have seven of them. I would have eight if I hadn't sold one. I also have the Featherweight card table and the #68 cabinet. I am so lucky to have that cabinet. The man had it for…"
"Aleta, I found it in a magazine where it was called Scattered Leaves. I just went to her website and it is called Waltzing Leaves there. It wasn't hard at all!!!
Thanks to both of you for the compliment. This is my…"
"I did really well filling out my fabrics from Quilt Fabric Closeouts online. I just don't want to pay over $6 a yard for fabric unless it's a focus fabric. I try to keep my investment small. I have way too many…"
"I make many baby quilts. I try to make them for relatives and for some of the special students I taught. Some of them were children of mothers who were teachers with me, but sometimes it's just because I feel especially close to…"
Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Being a retired teacher, I was bored to death, so I took quilting lessons. In the three years I have been doing this, fabric and quilting have become new passions which I enjoy immensely.
How many quilts have you made?
probably close to 20
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I love all aspects of quilting. Where some people will tell you they don't like to select the fabric, I love it! I get so excited when I'm piecing to see how it's going to look. I can hardly wait to have someone hold it up so I can see how it's going to finish out.
How long have you been a quilter?
Only 3 years because I retired from teaching and HAD to find something to do with my time. I volunteered in my church's quilting ministry and fell in love.
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I love so much of it, it's hard to pick just one. I love scrappy quilts and easier patterns because I don't get so frustrated. Eventually, I would like to learn how to do art quilts and maybe a little applique. Right now, I'm perfectly happy cutting and piecing them.
Why do you quilt?
I absolutely love it. For me, it's my art. It's how I express myself in color, texture, pattern, etc. I find I am drawn to certain fabrics. Being relatively new, I want to do it all. I've made a Civil War quilt, baby quilts, floral quilt, scrappy quilt, etc., so now I'm looking for new things. I just purchased some Asian fabrics and red and white fabrics. I think those might be next.
Hi Karen, I love your beautiful cabinet. Did not realize they made them for featherweights. I am new to featherweights, having been given one by my step father in law because his daughters said to just throw it out( it was their grandmothers)
Thanks for the insight on where to find these cabinets. My husband and I go to antique stores to look around and I hate to think I might have seen one and not have known what it was. Now that I know they were made I will be on the look out. I'm sure your cabinet will turn out beautiful in the darker color. Enjoy it. Love to see finished pics.
Hi Karen, I just saw your new FW cabinet. It's beautiful and it looks like it doesn't take up much room. I have 3 FW's and one of them was my mothers. She bought the FW card table, which I now have. Now that I know there were other cabinets made for FW's, I will be on the look out. It would be nice to have my other machines displayed in a cabinet thru out my house, instead of stored in my "too full" sewing room, where no one can see them. Thanks for sharing. Lynn
Thank you for your comment back in January about my giving a FW to my granddaughter. Have had an endless head cold since then, and have neglected the computer.
You asked if my daughter sewed..it is my daughter-in-law. She is too much of a perfectionist to try sewing with 4 kids and huge house to take care of. She has my Mom's 60 year old Bernina Machine. I hope there will be time to play with her and it after the the kids are less needy.
YES I LOVE TO FEEL THE FABRIC. I LOVE COLOR ,SHADES, Textures. I have done painting for people wall murals. But only as a gift. I can't wait to try it on fabric. I have even crocheted hummingbirds white and then painted them on the table cloth. Have a great evening.
Hello .. Thank you..
I want to try my luck at that.. At the age of 14 I won a scholarship to the Art Institute of Mn. But my parent would not pay for my boarding for 9 weeks every summer my last 4 years of school. I t
Was very hurt. I have found my love of Art coming back.
I USE TO LOVE CHARCOAL PAINTING..THANKS FOR THE INFO.
By the way, I'm not sure if you know this or not, but if someone sends you a comment you can click on their name (it should be a different color than their comment) and you'll land on their main page. That's true for the groups and the forum as well. I like visiting the pages of others because you can see their pictures. Also, just for the heck of it I'll click on "Quilters" at the top of my home page and you can click on anyone to see their page. I was trying to welcome people as they joined, but too many are joining too fast! I think that's how I met you!