Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quilt Show and Vintage machine demo

My (large) quilt guild had their bi-annual quilt show this past weekend.  I had a hallway to set up my treadle and hand crank sewing machines.  I got to demo them.  I only sewed on two of them, the 1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank and the 1896 Singer 15 treadle.  I couldn't get the tension adjusted on the 1889 Singer 27VSII treadle.  I did finally figure out how to wind bobbins on that machine on Friday.  The 1910 New Home A hand crank can't wind bobbins at this time.  I need a belt for it that fits.  I'll have to measure it and order one.  I never got a chance to sit down at the 1921 Singer 66 Redeye hand crank that I just finished converting.  I did get lots of chances to show off the removable 'table' on it.  So many people (both men and women) came to check out the machines.  The machines were a bigger hit than any of us expected.  I hope that I get to do this again at the next quilt show. 
hand cranks on table, 2 treadles on right

1896 Singer 15 & 1889 Singer 27VSII treadles

Free #5 treadle in parlor cabinet.  I haven't sewn on this yet.
A friend came to cover my booth so that I could check out the quilts.  I had to hurry, so, I didn't get to really check out the quilts and see who made most of them.  A friend made the quilt that won Best in Show.  I don't know if I got a picture of it or not. 

I love Dresden plates

My friend, Mary, made this quilt.  Check out the blue ribbon.

Mary made this quilt, too

these outfits velcro on and off.  Sew cute!

Hawaiian applique

hand quilted cuteness

I think this was Jo's Best of Show quilt

I love barns

Another of Mary's quilts

Love the monster cuteness!

The only Dear Jane quilt

This was designed by one of our local quilt stores and is in a magazine

another of Mary's quilts

love the tiny pieces in this quilt

Bonnie Hunter pattern

Bonnie Hunter pattern?

more Dresden plate goodness

Bonnie Hunter pattern?

Roll Roll Cotton Bole pattern by Bonnie Hunter

I like the pillow area of this quilt, too

another Bonnie Hunter pattern?

Bonnie Hunter pattern?

sew fun and springy

from the guild's basket exchange

This last quilt was from a vendor's booth.  This Dresden plate is HUGE!
I hope you enjoyed the show!  I've gotta get sewing now and catch up on some of my projects!  Have a Great Week!


  1. What gorgeous quilts, you gave us a wonderful eye-candy show of such variety!

  2. Cheryl, sorry you didn't get to do more sewing on your machines at the show, but very grateful that you shared so many great quilt pictures. It must have been a wonderful show!

  3. Sounds like you had a lot of fun!

  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing all of these photos! The quilts are so amazing, I could look at them all day. Impossible to even pick a favorite.. thought the monsters are TOO adorable, and the Dear Jane is a stunner. Just.. wow! Love the vintage machine photos, too! xo

  5. WOW!!! What talented quilters!!!!!

  6. Thanks for the show! Such alot of 1st placers! Wonderful patterns and color combos. (And I know the uploading of all those pictures isn't easy. Thank you!)

  7. It's so hard to pick one out as a favorite! I must say, I think the last one, the HUGE dresden, is my favorite....

  8. Thanks for sharing. Your old machines all look fabulous, no wonder you drew a crowd. Wish I could of been there to see them!

  9. Thanks for the show!!!Your machines are beautiful! I am going to Wisconsin at the end of the month to pick up a Spartan I won on eBay. That will be my second Spartan. Love those machines!

  10. Thank you for sending the quilt show to my inbox! I might have missed it otherwise --- and I am so honored to have 7 quilt designs that people liked enough to MAKE and SHOW -- and for that I am so touched and grateful!

    Thanks again!

  11. That was a fabulous quilt show. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I feel like I was there in person. We just finished a 2 day show where I live and I didn't get to take many pictures. I'm sorry now that I didn't take more time to do that. I'm a teapot collector and quilter too and your name intrigued me.


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