Whether you have been sewing 1 month or one lifetime, everyone leaves armed with knowledge to improve your sewing machine experience. As a quilter AND a master service technician, I will share with you all the things your Grandmother didn’t know and Google isn’t telling you. The lecture includes a slide presentation, covering everything from easy machine maintenance, to needles and thread, and common tension issues.
Lecture fee is $300 plus mileage. Schmetz Needle education packets are distributed to all members, and I will donate a free sewing machine service or online workshop as a door prize for your Guild or group, or other prize if you are not local to our shop.
As the founding President of the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild, I break down what it means to be a “modern quilter” and talk about how it differs from other genres or categories of quilting. This lecture is about an hour long, complete with comprehensive and captivating slide presentation, and concludes with a trunk show and Q&A session.
Lecture fee is $300 plus mileage to and from, and I will donate a door prize for your Guild or group.
This is an intimate lecture that covers the impact that quilts and quilting have on lives in ways we never imagined. History and storytelling combine to tell you my own story, and that of other quilters. This lecture includes a captivating slide presentation, trunk show, and other interesting tidbits.
Lecture fee is $300 plus mileage to and from, and I will donate a door prize for your Guild or group. Please note that 100% of the lecture fees for this particular lecture will go toward charities and our startup efforts on various projects.
This workshop perfectly compliments the “Know Better, Sew Better” lecture. In the lecture, you will learn a number of tips and information that will help you work in harmony with your machine. But I have found that a number of people are not familiar with how to care for their machine in between annual service appointments. Many have never removed their machine’s needle plate to remove normal lint and debris that can cause thread and tension issues.
This workshop will help all sewists to have better running machines (applies to both modern and vintage machines) that will help extend the life of your annual service. This class is hands-on, and participants will need to bring their primary sewing machine (and are welcome to bring a second if they wish). A small kit will be required with this workshop.
This workshop is extremely popular given the resurgence in Featherweights in recent years. The Singer 221 was the first practical portable machine, and was meant to be maintained primarily by it’s user, hence it’s extremely basic and sturdy components. In this workshop, you will learn not only how to properly thread and use your Featherweight, but also how to keep it clean and lubricated properly. You will learn the dos and don’ts of cleaning the finish of the machine, and many other things. Each participant will be required to have a working Singer 221 or 222, as this is a hands-on workshop, and there will be a required kit for this workshop.
This class will teach you to clean and lubricate vintage and antique sewing machines! This comprehensive class will walk you through the same procedures used in the Sewing Doc professional service shop. Bring a machine to clean, but you’ll also learn about cleaning all types of vintage machines. This is a hands-on workshop and each participant will be required to purchase the cleaning and lubrication kit.