"A Spa Day for Your Featherweight™!"
This is a comprehensive workshop in which all aspects of routine mechanical maintenance are addressed - including motor, and foot controller. Nova approaches this workshop from the perspective of a Featherweight user who wants to preserve and protect their machine, but does not have an intricate knowledge of the mechanical workings of the machine. She guides her students through correct maintenance while educating them about their wonderful machines. Nova not only teaches her students the "What" and "How", but also the "Why" of each step of proper maintenance.
These fantastic little machines were so well engineered that the owner could (and should!) provide the maintenance they need. In this workshop, participants will learn how to correctly disassemble, clean, and reassemble their beloved Featherweights. Yes, they will sew (and sew beautifully) when you are done!! There is MUCH more to maintenance than merely oiling the machine. This is a maintenance workshop designed to teach the care that these machines require on a regular basis. Machines that are in need of repair may not participate in this workshop until they have been repaired.
Nova Montgomery is a quilter and quilt historian. She is an independent professional instructor and lecturer who loves sharing her passion for quilts and history with audiences and workshop participants. Nova’s relaxed style draws her audiences into the lecture and has made her a popular speaker with civic groups as well as quilt guilds. Nova has served as a guest lecturer at Texas A&M University, a member of the teaching faculty at the Vermont Quilt Festival, the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, and the International Quilt Festival in Houston. She was the featured teacher for Featherweight Frenzy at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, NE. Additionally, her writing has been published in The American Quilter.
Her specialty is the Singer Featherweight 221. She teaches a nationally acclaimed Maintenance Workshop on the Singer Featherweight, carries a full line of Singer Featherweight parts and accessories, and has developed specialty products for the Singer Featherweight that are unique to her. Nova is a respected leader in the Featherweight industry and often referred to as the "Featherweight Guru!"
Class Cancellation Policy
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and class tickets are non-refundable.
Please send someone in your place
if you are unable to attend the Festival.