ISMACS stands for the International Sewing Machine Collectors Society. I joined thisgroup too long ago to remember and have learned so much from them. They have a daily e-mail digest that is free so if you love old sewing machines, sign up on their web site!
More than ten years ago, someone from this group organized a quilt block swap. The rules were that you had to make a 6 inch fence rail block using fabrics to represent your geographic location and a vintage sewing machine had to be used to make the blocks. The center strip was used to write your name, location, and the year and model of vintage machine used.
Here is the quilt made from these blocks and a few closeups of some blocks (names removed).
So any of you ISMACS people want to do this again? Shoot me an e-mail at sew4given AT aol DOT com.and let me know! Please put ISMACS Block Swap in the title of your e-mail. Thanks!
BTW, here are pictures of the machine I used for this swap, my 1956 Singer Model 128 HandCrank Machine:
Isn’t she a beauty?I am not sure if you can see it but this one has the striated face plate. It also has the oak extension table (should have taken a pic of that). I picked this lovely machine up for 10 pounds at a boot sale in Canterbury, England :). Ah, the memories…..
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Until next time…..