In 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, the Singer Manufacturing Company introduced a new sewing machine, Model 221. It quickly became known as the “Featherweight” due to its light weight (11 pounds) and portability. Singer continued to produce the Featherweight until the late 1960’s. They were used by homemakers for sewing clothing, household items, and quilts. Singer Featherweights are sought after by quilters today for their excellent stitch quality and ease of maintenance and transport.
During much of the time period that the Featherweight was produced, newspapers such as the Kansas City Star published quilt block patterns weekly. The Singer Featherweight Club will meet monthly to sew quilt blocks from the Kansas City Star, using modern techniques and tools instead of templates. Use your blocks to create a table runner, wall hanging, or sampler quilt. The history of the machine and maintenance tips will also be discussed.
Club dates are Wednesdays, April 26th, May 31st, and June 28th. Signing up with the link below will register you for all three sessions.
This class is not eligible for the Day of Class Discount.