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Thread: They have car shows, why can't we have vintage sewing machine shows?

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    They have car shows, why can't we have vintage sewing machine shows?

    Is there such a thing?? Where vintage sewing machine owners and enthusiasts from all over the country get together, show off their favorite machines??

    I WOULD GO!!! Lol. Spend the day looking at everyone's vintage machines, talking to their owners, listening to their stories?? Heck yea I would go!!! Maybe even take classes??? Maybe from some of you right here on this board????? Heck yea I would go!!

    There must be such a thing.
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

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    Not only could you have classes on how to use them, but you could have classes on how to clean, oil and repair them. Oh and maybe an appraiser like roadshow!! That would be fun!!

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    Amelia, I would be in seventh heaven honestly I would. I would take every class that I could possibly take. I learn so much better when someone shows me.
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

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    Ya know... perhaps have in conjunction with quilting shows.

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    We could have VENDORS!! For attachments, parts, manuals, replacement cases!!!!!! Etc, etc, etc!!!!!!
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

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    Tri-flow could be one of the sponsors!!!!!!
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

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    This is a GREAT idea, Vendors, classes on cleaning and restoring. Love this idea.
    Linda K Stafford

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    ISMACS had a get together a few years ago. Not sure what it involved (vendors? auction? seminars?). If your a member, contact them and see if you can help arrange it (I'm sure they would love a volunteer).
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    ISMACS holds a yearly convention in the UK, we need something here!! Lol

    maybe form our own society lol

    VSMEOA - Vintage Sewing Machine Enthusiasts of America
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

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    Me and my ideas!!! Lol sorry!!
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

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