This past weekend I went to the North East Texas TOGA. It is a great time to learn more about vintage sewing machines and some great projects! We don't get much sewing done, unless you stay late on Friday or come in on Thursday. We got there Thursday night, so after unloading my machines, we went to the hotel. I stayed there all day on Friday until five o'clock, many stayed later, especially ones who were staying at the retreat center. Saturday I was there from morning to after 8:30 pm.
We had a young girl with her grandmother. She made her first quilt block!
|How to make easy prairie points by Diane.|
|Twist and Shout, putting your blocks on the diagonal.|
|How to change a treadle belt.|
We also had a sewing machine parade. I came in second place with my float. I did a theme on the home since the machine I used was my New Home.
If you would like to plan your own TOGA, here are some ideas:
If you are interested in Treadle sewing machines or handcrank sewing machines, these are a great way to learn more and meet some people who share your interest. If you have ever been to one, I would love to hear about it!