Comments from Nova's Students
"Definitely worth the drive from California - despite rain, snow and cold!"
Thank you for all your hard work and knowledge.
"I no longer feel intimidated by my Featherweight. Loved every minute of this information packed class! :)"
"You are one of the most knowledgeable instructors on the Singer Featherweight I have encountered. Your tips and hints are better than any I have read or seen elsewhere."
"This was the best use of my time and money. I am a new Featherweight owner and this class has made me feel more comfortable with using and maintaining my machine! Thank you for teaching it!!"
"Best class I've ever had at Festival - bar none. I felt accomplished instructor was well prepared. Nothing was left half done."
"Just the best class EVER!"
"Loved it!! The best class ever! I've taken it twice and still learned something new. Nova is THE BEST!!"
"This is an awesome class, I learned more than I hoped for and feel like I can do everything you taught us. Thank you!"
"So impressed with Nova's knowledge of the Featherweight. Thank you for sharing all the information."
"Thank you for bringing supplies that we could purchase onsite. I feel very confident about caring for my Featherweight now."
"This class is great! Nova is extremely organized and keeps the class moving - but in a way that every question gets answered. She moves freely between each student to insure that everyone understands."
College Station. Texas
"Best class I've ever taken."
"Thank you for the thoroughness. Your attention to detail is amazing and much appreciated."
"I feel so empowered! I can work on my own machine!"
The Woodlands, Texas
"Great class. I have always wanted to know more about my little machine. I feel confident that I can take care of it now."
La Grange, Texas
"I have been sewing on a Featherweight all my life. It is what I learned to sew on. But, I learned so much in this class!!"
"This class was very informational! I was scared at first that I would get the parts mixed up, but I just was so happy. It was all very informational, very clear!"
"I’ve been sewing on my “quiet” little machine for the past 2 days. What a joy! Just wanted to let you know how much I personally enjoyed your workshop. I’ve heard nothing but raves from the 11 ladies that came from the Houston area."
My head is still reeling from all of the information you taught in class--many thanks. The four Featherweight cards are a WONDERFUL resource. I will definitely use the maintenance card to keep my machines in good running condition.
Singer Featherweight 221 Maintenance Class
These fantastic little machines were so well engineered that the owner could (and should!) provide the maintenance they need.
This is a maintenance workshop designed to teach the care that these machines require on a regular basis.
Machines that are in need of repair may not participate in this workshop until they have been repaired.
Contact Nova to schedule repair for your machine.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to correctly disassemble, clean, and reassemble their beloved Featherweights. Yes, they will sew (and sew beautifully) when you are done!! This is MUCH more than just oiling the machine. This is a comprehensive workshop in which all aspects of routine mechanical maintenance are addressed - including motor, and foot controller.
Nova approaches this workshop from the perspective of a Featherweight owner and user who wants to preserve and protect their machine, but does not have an intricate knowledge of machine workings. She guides her students through correct maintenance while educating them about their wonderful machines.
She carries a full line of Singer Featherweight parts, supplies and products for your machine that are available at the class.
This remains Nova's most popular workshop! This class typically sells out!
Contact Nova to schedule a workshop for your group.
Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop at the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2014
Nova will be teaching her Featherweight Maintenance Workshop at the International Quilt Festival in Houston on Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31.
Register through Quilts, Inc. Click here to be taken to their web site.
2104 Workshops in Huntsville, TX
See below under Classes
Register early to save your spot. These classes fill up quickly!
Location: Fabric Carousel, 1101 12th St., Huntsville, TX (The Fabric Carousel)
Time: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
NOTE: THE WORKSHOP FEE FOR NOVA'S FEATHERWEIGHT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPS ARE LESS EXPENSIVE IN HUNTSVILLE, TX BECAUSE THAT IS NOVA'S HOME. SHE HAS NO TRAVEL, LODGING, OR CLASSROOM EXPENSES. HER HOST (QUILT GUILD, ETC.) TYPICALLY PAYS THESE EXPENSES WHEN SHE TRAVELS WITH THE WORKSHOP. OTHERWISE, THESE EXPENSES MUST BE 'BUILT IN' TO THE COST OF THE WORKSHOP.
Workshop Supply List
Singer Featherweight 221 Maintenance Class Supply List click here
Nova carries a full line of Singer Featherweight Parts that are available at the workshop.
Nova will be happy to issue you a refund for a class that you have registered for, provided the registration comes directly to her (not to a guild, Quilts, Inc, etc.). Her policy is that a 50% refund will be given up to 2 weeks prior to the class, with no refund after that. No 'credit' for a future class can be given due to the complexities that arise with scheduling, waiting lists, etc.
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