What do these sewing machines have in common? Not only are they vintage machines, they are all hand crank models. The quilter provides the power to operate them. Our guild recently enjoyed a presentation by Linda Wade of Treadles and Treasures, Spring Hill, FL. Linda and her husband brought these heavy, all-metal machines, along with a treadle machine and many of her quilts made exclusively on her treadles. Linda shared with us a number of reasons she prefers to sew on a treadle, including being able to sew during a power outage. Quite a few members had memories or experience with treadle machines. Do you?
And here's a card we gave Linda- I thought the image suited her. We all enjoyed her lively and interesting presentation. Linda's enthusiasm for these wonderful vintage machines was infectious.