"Rogue Quilter, I bought my 301A from a gal in Fla. with case & all attachments. I paid around 275 plus shipping but the machine is in mint condition. The gal that sold it takes excellent care of her machines & she happened to…"
"I bought a Singer 301A last January. It is black w/gold trim - looks like a big sister to the FW I have. It is portable & came w/a wonderful suitcase looking case. It runs & sews like a charm, took it to a retreat last Feb. along…"
"Yeah Karen! I have a toy machine (cannot remember what kind) that looks like a FW only a grey/green color. It has the drop down plate like a FW. My machines are upstairs in my sewing room & I am downstairs or would go check the…"
"Jennifer, I collect toy sewing machines too. Have stopped now - ran out of room to display them! Yes, they are cute and like the FW's very addictive! Collecting sewing things is sew much fun!! Enjoy!"
"Love the picture of the FW's - looks like they are spending a day in the park! I have a 401A I have taken to a recent retreat and really like the way it sews. Save my FW's for here at home. The 401 is heavy so need to…"
"You are right Pam about collecting Singer machines being addicting! Plus all the neat things that go with the machines! I have some advertising, kids machines, & my latest purchase an original Singer oil can that is oval shaped and…"
"Jennifer I have 2 black Fw's now. 1951 & 1941. I recently got the 1941 decided I needed 1 for my birth year = 1941. The 1951 Centennial was my first FW. I did have a white (celery) 1964 one but sold it a couple of…"
"I love my FWs but did purchase a Singer 301A which is a "big sister" to the FW. Marjorie works like a dream and lots of fun to sew on, she is black w/the gold trim like the FW's but wish she didn't weigh so…"
" I just got a 1941 FW (my birth year) and have been cleaning it up - greasing, oiling, etc - now have the case to get freshened up, polished and hopefully looking like new again. The machine runs like a charm and I am naming her Daisey…"
"I have never made a CQ but think they are beautiful. I have a top my Grandmother worked on after my Grandfather's first wife passed away, she had started it. It is beautiful! There are silk ribbons from Odd Fellow conventions…"
I did not learn to quilt until 2003 after I retired in 02. A friend suggested I try a block of the month group - I did and loved it. I really like making the blocks and have to push myself to finish. As a result I have a few unfinished blocks but will get at them one of these days.
How many quilts have you made?
several tops & finished about 6
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
What is your favorite quilting technique?
none at this time
Why do you quilt?
for enjoyment and learning new things
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Hi Mary Ann~thanks for adding me as a friend! I've met so many wonderful people here....I just love it and visit practically every day. This is the only thing I do on the internet besides shop! I don't use facebook or anything like that, so I have more time to come here. I never did find a quilting group in my area. There is a guild in Portland, but that's over 2 hours away from here!
I'm glad you stopped by! This place has really grown a lot since I first joined. Anyway, thanks again for adding me as a friend :)
Happy birthday, Mary Ann~I hope you have a wonderful day!
I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, Oregon. It's a small town without a guild, quilting groups or classes, so I figured this site would be the next best thing. It's been great meeting so many people! Everyone is so friendly and helpful!
I started quilting 6 years ago after I had to take an early retirement due to health reasons; I made one quilt and was hooked from there! There are so many things I want to learn; one thing I think would help would be a block-a-month-club as you mentioned doing. I think that would help me to learn a variety of new techniques.
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and happy birthday!