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 are sought after by quilters today for their excellent stitch quality and ease of maintenance and transport.
Featherweights were used by homemakers for sewing clothing, household items, and quilts. Newspapers such as the Kansas City Star published quilt block patterns weekly. The Singer Featherweight Club meets 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.
This 3-month session will feature variations of the four-patch block. Club dates are February 28th, March 27th, and April 24th. Choose the morning (9:30 am - 12:30 pm) or afternoon (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm) session. Using the link below will register you for all three sessions.
The registration fee does not include the cost of supplies. Click on the link below to view the supply list for this class.
This class is not eligible for the Day of Class Discount.