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Welcome to Nova's ®
Featherweights & Quilting, Inc.

Nova Montgomery is a quilter and quilt historian. She is an independent professional instructor and lecturer who loves sharing her passion for quilts and history with audiences and workshop participants. Nova’s relaxed style draws her audiences into the lecture and has made her a popular speaker with civic groups as well as quilt guilds. Nova has served as a guest lecturer at Texas A&M University, a member of the teaching faculty at the Vermont Quilt Festival, for multiple years at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, and the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  She was the featured teacher for Featherweight Frenzy at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, NE. Additionally, her writing has been published in The American Quilter.

Her specialty is the Singer Featherweight 221. She teaches the nationally acclaimed Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop ("A Spa Day for Your Featherweight"TM) on the Singer Featherweight 221, carries a full line of Singer Featherweight parts and accessories, and has developed specialty products for the Singer Featherweight that are unique to her.  Nova is the respected leader in the Featherweight industry.  "She is a master teacher!"

Mission Statement

Preserving our quilting heritage is extremely important to me. My purpose is to present our quilting history in an informative, engaging and fun manner. I want to help owners preserve their Singer Featherweight sewing machines and keep them sewing for generations to come through education and providing quality parts, products and services for their machines.

Thank you for visiting my web site! Please come back often. -- Nova

"She is the Featherweight Guru!"

"She is a Master Teacher."  Deborah B.

Nova is often referred to as "THE Featherweight Guru", or " The Queen" of Featherweights.  Her expertise is unparalleled.

Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop in Huntington, West Virginia

Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 9 AM - 5 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton
1001 3rd Ave.
Huntington, WV 25701
Seating is very limited, so don't delay.
Enrollment is OPEN for the classes at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in November.

Nova's workshops and #500 and #600.
Don't delay.  These seats fill quickly!

New Class!

Nova's NEW Featherweight REPAIR Workshop

November 13-15, 2023 -- Mt. Pleasant, TX
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Many thanks.

She purrs! So anxious about turning her on, but it's like riding a bike and my bare foot loved the foot controller! This is going to be fun!

--- Debbie from Florida

Click here for more information about sending your Singer Featherweight 221 to Nova for repair.


Now conducting ZOOM programs and workshops  for quilt guilds!

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