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Old 09-11-2010, 11:39 AM   #29
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I wonder if we can make our squares, one for each participant and one for the charity quilt while we wait for April then join or exchange them at the rally.
I really like this idea. Anything goes design wise per square, or go for a definite design? Or mix of three?
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:55 AM   #30
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5 machines are not too many! (I have 6) and am willing to aquire a few more vintage ones if given the chance.

Now if I don't get off the 'puter none of them will get any attention today.
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:12 PM   #31
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5 machines are not too many! (I have 6) and am willing to aquire a few more vintage ones if given the chance.

Now if I don't get off the 'puter none of them will get any attention today.
I know the feeling! I have a powerful love of treadles... but for space and sanity's sake I have limited myself... not saying that I won't get more.. but I will consider selling one of the others... if positively forced to.
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:50 PM   #32
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I have a 1926 Singer featherweight that has a special nook in the truck. It's my traveling machine. I use a Rowenta portable iron, a portable Omni folding cutting board and ironing surface which fits well on my stove top and sink. I prepare my project before I go so that I know I can sew comfortably in the Bambi. So much fun. I worked on my feathered star quilt in the Black Hills recently as I enjoyed the smell of the Ponderosa Pines.

We have stayed in the Duck Creek Campground in Paducah for the quilt show. Units are packed in there for the show but everyone is jolly. They run a shuttle back and forth to the convention center and have an open house for the quilters to get to know each other.

Here are some resources for featherweights:

English Hand Sewing Needles - Jean S. Lyle

Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines

Sew Rite - Home of the Singer Featherweight 221
I got my featherweight from Jim Sorrell at sew-rite. He is very knowledgeable and has given me wonderful service. He can answer any of your questions about featherweights. they are wonderful machines for piecing. The stitch they produce is just beautiful.

This is a great thread. Thanks to Silverhoot for starting.

I am up for a rally in Paducah. Nothing better for me than airstreams and quilting!

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Old 09-11-2010, 01:37 PM   #33
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5 machines are not too much - I have 4 (hmmm, if sergers count...). I would love to do the Paducah Quilt Show, however, we can't rally yet - not WBCCI members due to not having a functional Airstream yet. Hubby says 2 more summers of work to get her functional again. Dang! I, too, have become Rosy the Riveter, Mrs. Silverhoot!
By the time we get to the rally point, you'll have the bugs worked out of this one, right?
I love all the stuff posted so far!

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Old 09-11-2010, 02:03 PM   #34
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Minno, this is not a WBCCI event. It is an informal rally where anyone is welcome, trailer or not. If you do not have a functional camping unit there are plenty of hotels around, just book them soon as they fill quickly. There are also several cabins there. Last year since it was a girls only trip we stayed in a cabin at the Moor's resort.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:40 PM   #35
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Hello, another quilter here. I've never quilted on the road as most of my stuff is machine pieced and we primarily boondock. I did once see a woman sitting at the CG picnic table running her sewing machine....with a generator powering it! I may have to copy the concept as we are going to Alaska next summer to pick up our caravanner and I plan to decorate its interior with Alaska-themed curtains, covers, comforters, etc.
I like the idea of a quilting bee rally. Anybody going to the Houston Quilt Show in November?
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:50 PM   #36
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I am a serious fan of linking the Airstream with quilting.

My wife is one of those folks who has to be busy - and when she isn't - well .... what can I say ..... my list gets longer ..... and life just ain't so rosy ....... even the dog hides ....

Long road trips (which I love) are deadly for her - quilting is our mutual salvation - without it we would never have pictures of anything farther away than pretty much a days drive from home .... better make that a 1/2 days drive .....

Obviously the Bambi is a bit challenged in the space department - but that seems OK - she does those little square things before they are knitted together into the big square thing - I know that sounds very technical - but whatever it is she does keeps her gainfully occupied - and the Bambi on the road ..... so what could be better than that? .....



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Old 09-11-2010, 03:04 PM   #37
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This thread just begs the question:

Has anyone quilted an Airstream, quilted a cover for an Airstream, or made a quilt with Airstreams in the design?

Ken
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:38 PM   #38
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Pretty, flamingos that's perfect, love the turquoise!
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #39
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Bad news for me and the Paducah Show. The kids spring break is a month too early for me to attend! Unless something changes....

I saw something about a Houston show??? Still interested in doing the charity quilt... if anyone is game!

As for a generator to run the sewing machine... how about the old hand crank portable machines. Although, I've only seen Singer models I am sure they weren't the only makers. Here is a link to one on EBAy:

*1933*SINGER HAND CRANK SEWING MACHINE*MODEL 99*SEWS VG - eBay (item 270630375998 end time Sep-12-10 19:11:29 PDT)

I know you can find them for cheaper than this. I found one someone was throwing out on the curb once. Also, the ones that have the old electric motors can probably be retro-fitted to be a hand crank too.
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That's a really great quilt!
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I cannot believe this thread and how it has taken off. My husband, Silverhoot, has tried to get me on this forum for over a year and finally succeeded. I can talk "quilting" anytime...we are new to the Airstream "thing" and have not taken her out yet as the renovation process takes so long...I do have one question. What do the guys do when the gals are quilting? I just had to ask...

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