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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

TOGA machines

I want to share some of the vintage machines that were at the TOGA!

A TOGA originated with Treadleon.net when fellow hand crank and treadle sewing machine users wanted to get together and share their machines and learn more about them.  It is called a Treadle On Gathering Academy because we gather together and learn a lot of stuff.  It is a lot of fun!  We will be having another Missouri TOGA next year.  I will try to schedule it for the weekend after Father's Day again in 2019.  This seems to work out pretty good for me since I am a teacher and am off work for the summer. 


Monday, June 25, 2018

Missouri TOGA

We had our very first Missouri TOGA!  I think it was success and had a lot of fun.  This was my first time to be the one to put it on and I realize that did not leave me much time for sewing and enjoying the classes, but that is okay because I still learned a lot and had a blast!  I made a lot of new friends and confirmed what a great little town I live in.  Everybody was flabbergasted with how friendly a town I live in (Ava, MO) and what a great quilt shop and Farmer's we have.
We had a lot of demos and mini classes and spur of the moments lessons.

Jo Ann's paper piecing class. 

Scott helping Barb get her treadle working

The girls kept Susie's hand crank busy.

The girls kept my extra treadle busy!

I taught an impromptu quilting class to the girls.

I taught how to use the ruffle foot and the girls wanted to try!

Rick and Suzie from AR with their chain stitch machines

Checking out the I Spy quilt, more quilt pictures on the next post.

Stephanie from the AR TOGA teaching free motion quilting

Susie Cruse teaching our new friends!

Thelma from Caroline's dry Goods Store in Mansfield, MO makes pioneer dresses.

The husbands who loved working on the machines!

Sewing Machine Mat tutorial by Cheryl Parker from http://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com/

My friends who helped me with the welcome table and ended up there most of the day!

pin cushion and thread catcher tutorial

We had a pre-TOGA field trip to Sweet Nellie's in Mansfield, MO and the Laura Ingall's Wilder museum.  I need to start planning next year's field trip!

Susie's cute watermelon purse that was made out of a gourd!

We finished the day with a raffle/auction!

I think that is enough pictures for today.  I will share the quilts and machines tomorrow!
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Missy who has been neglecting her blog and sewing but has her mojo back!

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8