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January 19 2000

Featherweight Fanatics
Digest of postings from Wednesday, January 19, 2000

From: GWillie37
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 01:32:20 EST
Subject: Re: FW Fanatics 1/15/2000

I have the spool pins, slide plates & bobbins for the 66, 99, 185 Singer 
machines.The slide plates are $6, bobbins 4/$1 & spool pins for $1.50.
Let me know if you're interested.
Glenn Williams   gwillie37
From: "Susan Devoe" 
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 14:07:34 -0500

      Hi, Featherweight folks!  I have discovered a very interesting poster,
a shiny almost photo quality poster, of a sepia photo of the huge Singer
clock in Clydebank, Scotland.  I obtained it from a fellow who lived there,
and who worked at the Singer plant, and who was quite knowledgeable about
Featherweight machines.  I have put this poster up for auction on eBay, just
to see if there's any interest in it--I think it's great, but maybe not
everyone would (?)  The listing number is #241397998, if anyone wants to
take a look, and there is more info.that this fellow gave me inserted in the
listing than what I am putting in here, which may be of interest.  The
fellow may have more posters somewhere at home, he told me, as he thought he
had kept a few, but is charging a reasonable amount each for them.  I liked
the poster as I recently discovered that is where my machine was made, such
information forwarded by kindly and informative Featherweight owners and
fans!  The photo in the poster is from the '30s or earlieractual date of the


Sue Devoe (susannablue on eBay)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 10:52:14 -0500
From: Loretta Milliken 
Subject: Bum Bum Day

Yah, sounds like a idea, coming over to visit Charlz this weekend.  I'll
call and see how he's doing tomorrow.  It's nice of you to take care of
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 17:36:11 -0800
From: Kathleen Scott 
Subject: Have you taught sewing classes?

I know there must be some teachers or retired teachers in this group.
Perhaps you can help me! One of our local fabric shops is looking for
people to teach sewing classes. As one who feels strongly that young
people--boys and girls--should be exposed to sewing, I would like to get
involved in teaching some beginning garment construction classes. I'm an
above average seamstress, but I've never taught anyone else to sew. I
could use some pointers or a ciruculum from those of you who may have
taught beginners. Where do you start? I don't want to do the boring
"drawstring apron" that I had to make in my first  Home Ec class....not
a good way to spark an interest in sewing!  Thank goodness I was already
at the Barbie wardrobe level, or I probably wouldn't have kept at it!
Any ideas?
From: Mrgavio
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 21:08:38 EST
Subject: Re: Quilt Fabric and SM repair

For all of you who might be driving near Emporia, KS:  In Hartford, KS you'll 
find the neatest old hardware (everything from soup to nuts) store and quilt 
shop with great prices.  It's called Bill's Hardware and is off I-35 and exit 
141.  In Hutchinson, KS there's a man named Marvin Ansager who does a super 
job repairing old sm's for a very reasonable price.  KS Mary


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