Thursday, May 20, 2010

Treadle Quilt Group, Anyone?

I'm wondering how many people in the blogosphere--or who are just online in one fashion or another--might be interested in forming an online group to discuss free motion quilting and free motion embroidery with our vintage people-powered machine.....I know lots of people piece on them, and I know of a handful of people who use them for quilting or for embroidery.  I wonder if there are enough of us to form a group, stretch our skills, share our knowledge.

I know some people use vintage sewing machines that aren't people-powered as well.  Frankly, I'm so old that the sewing machine I bought my first year out of university is now considered vintage--and it's still one of my favorites--and it is, indeed, electric.

There are already groups for people who collect (ISMACS) and use people-powered machines (Treadle On), but I'm not aware of more specialized discussion groups.

If you're a vintage machine quilter (or embroiderer), and would like to join forces, or more accurately, share ideas and experiences, please let me know.

P.S.: You'll need to let me know with the e-mail address at which you wish to receive mail so I can issue an invitation.  (The list was set up as private to help avoid spammers or address harvesters.) If you comment on this blog and have yourself set to "no-reply", I will not be able to invite you. If you don't want to e-mail me *and* have yourself set to "no-reply" *and* put your e-mail address into a comment on this post, please use the word "at" instead of the sign, because using the sign opens yourself up to those drones who search for e-mail addresses.  Thanks.

8 comments:

tya said...

thanks you

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Hi Dora, it's Stacy! LOL I've been following your blog and did not realize it's the same person I've been communicating via Treadle On and ISMACS! LOL

Remembrances said...

I am a member of both ISMACS and TreadleOn - count me in on the quilting/embroidery side of things! Karin in AZ

Deb said...

Count me in as well! Sounds like an interesting subject. I do have vintage machines and have quilted a little bit. Would LOVE to embroider on one of them!

damascusannie said...
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Priscilla said...

Hi, I'd like to join your group. I have a couple of treadles and many more handcranks!
Priscilla
pfrappier@comcast.net

Mary said...

I'd like to join the quilting group. I have so much to learn. I haven't pieced a quilt top yet, but MANY years ago I hand-quilted with my Mother.

Mary
marybeau@earthlink.net

Paula TheQuilter said...

Dora, is the group in this post a go?

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