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Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop

Nova is booked for 2018 and 2019 and is now scheduling into 2020.  Contact Nova to arrange for a contract for your guild.
Nova has other workshops available on a limited basis.  Contact Nova for information on these workshops.

There are two more Teaching Tours coming for 2019.  Watch on this page for their postings - better yet - sign up for the newsletter, so you don't miss out!!  The seats don't last long!

Nova's Singer Featherweight 221 Maintenance Class
A Spa day for Your Machine!

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.
                                                                                                          "Tell me, and I forget,
                                                                                                     Teach me, and I remember,
                                                                                                        Involve me, and I learn."
  --- Benjamin Franklin

Nova approaches this workshop from the perspective of a Featherweight user who wants to preserve and protect their machine, but does not have an intricate knowledge of the mechanical workings of the machine. She guides her students through correct maintenance while educating them about their wonderful machines.  Nova not only teaches her students the "What" and "How", but also the "Why" of each step of maintenance on their machines.  "She is a master teacher!"

She carries a full line of Singer Featherweight parts, supplies and products for your machine that are available at the class.

This is Nova's nationally acclaimed workshop! 
This class sells out quickly!

Happy students and happy machines!

"I have had other Featherweight classes, but nothing as informative as this!" -- Sheri - Northwest Teaching Tour

"Best class I took!"  (at Quilt Festival) -- Margaret B.

"It's a mechanics, history and sewing class all in one.  I couldn't believe the day had passed because I was having such a good time." 
Michelle P.

"I learned to maintain my machine by using _____'s (name withheld) book, but there was so much more here."   Dorothy R.


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.

Refund Policy

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 one month 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 contracts, scheduling, waiting lists, etc.

Switching dates, for any reason, will incur a 25% fee due to the difficulty in restoring seat availability, rosters, etc.

Nova has NO control over refunds, etc. when registration is through a guild, festival, show, etc.  Their policies, not Nova's, would be in place.

WAITING LISTS: If a class is full, you will be given the option of signing up for a waiting list.  You are NOT registered for the workshop at that point, only on a list to be notified if there is a cancellation.  If there is a cancellation, everyone on the waiting list will be notified at the same time via email.  The seat will go on a first come first served basis to the person who registers and pays for the workshop.

Dallas 2019

April 6, 2019 -- 9 AM - 5 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Richardson
1001 W. Pres. George Bush Tpk
Richardson, TX 75080

Summer Tour 2019

Indianapolis, IN

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Hilton Garden Inn
5255 Noggle Way
Indianapolis, IN  46237

Southeast Tour 2019

Mobile (Daphne), Alabama -- February 6; 9 AM - 5 PM -- SOLD OUT
Hilton Garden Inn
Daphne, AL
Dade City, FL -- February 8 AND 9; 9 AM - 5 PM -- SOLD OUT
Hampton Inn
Dade City, FL
Charleston (Mount Pleasant), SC -- February 12; 9 AM - 5 PM -- SOLD OUT
Hilton Garden Inn
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Atlanta, GA -- February 15 AND 16; 9 AM - 5 PM -- SOLD OUT
Hilton Garden Inn, Wildwood
3045 Windy Hill Rd.
Atlanta, GA

Huntsville, Texas 2019

Location: Fabric Carousel, 1101 12th St., Huntsville, TX  77340

March 29 -- 9 AM - 5 PM
March 30 -- 9 AM - 5 PM
May 30 -- 9 AM - 5 PM
June 1 -- 9 AM - 5 PM
August 30 -- 9 AM - 5 PM

August 31 -- 9 AM - 5 PM
These workshops fill quickly, so don't delay!

Registration for a workshop includes payment for the workshop.

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

November 1 and 2, 2019

Registration will be through Quilts, Inc.


Spa day for your Singer Featherweight 221. This is Nova's nationally acclaimed Featherweight Maintenance Workshop. Don't delay. These seats fill quickly.

Cost: $ 115.00
Spa day for your Singer Featherweight 221. This is Nova's nationally acclaimed Featherweight Maintenance Workshop. Don't delay. These seats fill quickly.

Cost: $ 100.00
Spa day for your Singer Featherweight 221. This is Nova's nationally acclaimed Featherweight Maintenance Workshop. Don't delay. These seats fill quickly

Cost: $ 115.00
Spa day for your Singer Featherweight 221. This is Nova's nationally acclaimed Featherweight Maintenance Workshop.

Cost: $ 115.00
Spa day for your Singer Featherweight 221. This is Nova's nationally acclaimed Featherweight Maintenance Workshop. Don't delay. These seats fill quickly.

Cost: $ 115.00
Click here to order Singer Featherweight Parts for your machine.
Nova is your dependable source for quality Singer Featherweight 221 Parts.

Click here to order accessories for your Singer Featherweight.

Click here to order Nova's Featherweight Cards.

These Cards are unique to Nova.  She created them for her students' and customers' benefit.

Comments from Nova's Students

"She is a master teacher!"  Deborah B.

"I've taken Featherweight maintenance classes from another teacher.  Nova's class was by far the most comprehensive and informative." 
Jann T.

"I learned even more than I expected to learn!  I would highly recommend this class to anyone with a Featherweight." 
Wendy C.

"Best instructor / class in many years.  So informative and helpful.  Thanks for having helpful tools and info for sale at the class. 
Janice B.

"You were very thorough; took time to repeat as needed, answered all our questions.  You also made class fun!" 
Valerie A.

"Everything was presented in such a way it was easy to follow along and so enjoyable." 
Judy J.

"You are the best instructor I have had - I've taken many classes from California to Chicago - you are great!!"  
Leigh C.

"It's a mechanics, history and sewing class all in one.  I couldn't believe the day had passed because I was having such a good time." 
Michelle P.

"I LOVED your maintenance workshop.  Thank you so much for opening another class in O'Fallon.
Patty T.

"The workshop I attended in Lincoln Nebraska in June was wonderful. My sister and I drove from Florida to attend. Best experience of my sewing life." 
Melissa B.

"Such a great Workshop!!! Queen of the Featherweight! Learned so much...highly recommend any class she gives."   Dana B.

"I very much enjoyed the class!  Having done corporate training for 20 years, I recognize what it takes to effectively engage, teach and respond to a class of 16 (or 60!).  I think you did a super job of providing information and techniques – and time to for us to do it ourselves.  I would certainly recommend this class to a friend with a Featherweight!"  Laurie C.

"I was in this class, learned so much, my machine runs great now and I know how to keep it running...Nova does a fabulous job sharing her wealth of information. If you have a Featherweight - sign up for this class now..."  Fran J.

Thank you for the wonderful Maintenance Class in Huntsville. 
It was the most informative class I have attended. 
Your knowledge of the Featherweight is exceptional. 
Your ability as a teacher is stupendous, and I thank you for sharing. 
You have a God given gift. 
If I retained a fraction of the information you imparted, I will be satisfied. 
I will treasure the Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Card. 
Thanks again for a delightful class."    Brenda
"Exceptional class! A born teacher with diverse instructional strategies."  International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

"This was a wonderful class - well presented, educational, patient instructor (even with a large class)." 
International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

"Best class @ Festival!" 
International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

"Great teacher.  Interesting, clear, encouraging." 
International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

"Class conducted in a very personal and interactive manner.  Made it easier to stay focused."  
H Cliff, Hockley, TX

"It is hard to conceive how much you will learn.  It is an amazing class.  I am thankful I finally got a spot and was able to attend." 
Mary Ann, Pearland, TX

"Best, most useful class I have ever taken." 
Martha, Marietta, GA

"So glad I found your class before I did anything with my grandmother's Featherweight.  I'm sure it helped me avoid costly mistakes!"  International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

"Third time to take Nova's class. Every time I learn something new.  Extremely informative!"  International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

"Exceeded expectations!" International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

"This is an awesome class, I learned more than I hoped for and feel like I can do everything you taught us.  Thank you!" Ann, Scott, LA
"So impressed with Nova's knowledge of the Featherweight.  Thank you for sharing all the information."   Janie, Broussard, LA

"Thank you for bringing supplies that we could purchase onsite.  I feel very confident about caring for my Featherweight now."   Pat, Lafayette, LA
Machines from all over the country are regularly shipped to Nova for repair.  Her expertise with these machines is unparalleled.
"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."-- Janice,  College Station. Texas

"Best class I've ever taken."  -- Nancy, Alvin, Texas

"Thank you for the thoroughness.  Your attention to detail is amazing and much appreciated."  -- Judy, Spring, T

"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!!"-- Grettle, Huntsville, Texas

"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." -- Genie,  Katy, TX

"Hi Nova, 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."

I am still in awe when I sew on my machines--I don't believe they have ever run this smoothly.  Thanks again
,"   Jenelle

"Lots of info & practice with no wasted time = great class.  Lots of ways to remember how to do things."  Becky G., Lake Jackson, TX

"Great class!  Everyone who has a Featherweight should take this class."   
Judy G., Spring Branch, TX

"Definitely worth the drive from California - despite rain, snow and cold!"   
Karen J., Ripon, CA, (Drove to Huntsville, TX for workshop)

"Nova is great and not a bit intimidating.  Very approachable and extremely knowledgeable.  I will be back!"   Denise, Oak Leaf, TX

"This was the best class I have ever taken."    Robin S., San Antonio, TX

"Best class I have ever taken! Thanks, Nova!"    Pat C., Little Elm, TX

"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."    Carl S., Slidell, LA

"Well organized, positive attitudes, clear instruction, and you keep control of your class in a positive way.  My favorite things!"    Linda P., Vancouver, WA

"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!!"    Cassandra S., Broomfield, CO

"Best class I've ever had at Festival - bar none.  I felt accomplished instructor was well prepared.  Nothing was left half done."    Connie S.,  Katy, TX

"Loved it!!   The best class ever!  I've taken it twice and still learned something new.  Nova is THE BEST!!"    Debra C., Conroe, TX

"Class was great, supplies available for purchase very helpful.  I think I will now be able to take care of my machine as it deserves to be taken care of."    Barbara C., San Antonio, TX

"I was so pleased to be able to attend the class and my machine runs like a dream now.  I had no idea there were so many parts to be cleaned with kerosene."    Kathy N., Canyon Lake, TX

"Very organized. Friendly environment.  All material we need."    Joanna, Houston, TX

"I really enjoyed the day.  You are right: it was empowering."   Karen B., Lake Jackson, TX