Please note:Any of you who have upcoming Togas or similar events that would be of interest to Onions, send your listings to Helen Howes at: firstname.lastname@example.org , just as you would any other Flea Market listing, and they will be posted here. Some of these events are pretty far out on the timeline and arrangements are still being made, but just knowing what the plans are can help you plan for next year. Contact the sponsors for details.
A Word (or 346) from the Captainette About TOGAs, CLICK HERE
And a New Page for Newbies, HERE
The Year End Quilts (and More) Show 2016is HERE for your delectation
Many thanks to all for their hard work on these..
and the 2015 Show is still available HERE
FLORIDA TOGASaturday March 11, 9-6, at Kings Lake retirement community in DeBary, FL.
Contact: McKenna Linn, email@example.com.
Please join the Florida TOGA Yahoo group for further details.
The Mason Dixon Mini TOGASaturday May 6, 2017 9:30-3:30ish at the Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro PA.
Contact: Lori Sutton, firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/masondixontoga/
Join me for the first annual Mason Dixon Mini TOGA!!
It is my first time hosting so it will be a simple affair, sewing machines, food and fellowship. If there is interest we can have a sewing project or demonstration of some sort too.
NC TOGAJune 12 - June 17, 2017
location: Smyrna UMC
5019 Medlin Rd
Monroe NC. 28112
Monday, June 12- Monday afternoon we will have a basic sewing machine maintenance and repair class (Free) 1 pm - 4:30 pm. Susan Mullis teaching, with peanut gallery help from everyone. This is a share and learn class.
Tuesday and Wednesday are classes by Edna, and I will update with more info. If you do not want to take these classes, there are 3 Sunday school rooms available for one or a few classes, or we can come right up the road and sew at my house. There are something over 75 machines here so you should find one to use!
Thursday is field trip day to Mary jo's Fabrics
Long creek mills (thread wholesale )
And to Harry Berzack's sewing machine museum
Friday is free classes (schedule soon), buy, sell, trade, bring stuff you have done to exhibit in the sanctuary. FRIDAY night is supper together.
Saturday is last classes, buy, sell, trade, block swap (6.5", makers choice), and the Raffle.
Most stay at the Best Western in Monroe.
Cane Creek Park has excellent campsites.
If you want to camp here on the farm, power and water available .
See ya'll soon!!!!!
The annual Lancaster County (PA) TOGAis scheduled for Friday, June 23 and Saturday June 24, 2017 at the Blue Ball Fire Hall, in Blue Ball PA.
For more information you can join our Lancaster TOGA Group, or contact me through this group.
We're a friendly bunch, and have a lot of fun!
TN TOGA - 10th ANNIVERSARY!!Aug 3, 4, 5 2017
Knights of Columbus Hall
513 S. Jefferson St
Decherd (i.e., Winchester) TN
Come on over to middle TN and join a group of vintage sewing machine enthusiasts! It’s our 10th Anniversary, so let's celebrate!
There are a few antique shops in town to browse through, and we can plan a trip to Tullahoma to the quilt shop, in addition to Hammers store here in town (they do have fabric), if anyone is interested.
Thursday is normally a laid back sewing day, so bring a project to work on. 3D Mariner’s Compass class starts after lunch. Lunch/dinner is on your own (San Miguel's Coffee Shop, on the square, has excellent food); and there are numerous fast food places, and a few restaurants, along the main drag (Dinah Shore Blvd).
Friday - All day class - Diassembly/assembly of treadle irons.
Saturday is continuation of the 3D Mariner's Compass; then the afternoon "auction". Please bring things to put on the tables, as this is how we pay for the Hall and miscellaneous expenses. Saturday night will be Pot Luck BBQ at the Lowe home on the lake.
Of course, there will be items to buy, sell, trade, snacks to munch on, and the camaraderie of like-minded people; with plenty of assistance for those who need help with their machine(s).
Most folks stay at the Best Western in town. There is also Tim's Ford Park (camping and cabins).
Join our TN TOGA Yahoo Group for updates.
(931) 308-9381 - cell
The New England TOGAis now the second weekend in August every year so...... the 2017 NETOGA is Friday, August 11th and Saturday, August 12th
The Cotton Cupboard Quilt Shop
Bangor, ME 04401
Friday, August 12th
Arrive at the CCQS any time after 10am
We can unload our machines, start setting up the raffle tables, schmooze, finish exchange blocks, eat, schmooze, put our show-and-tell projects on the design walls, hang our quilts on the wall, etc. Togateers will again have the classroom to themselves. For supper everyone is invited to my house for make-your-own-pizza-on-the-grill.
Saturday, August 12th
The BIG DAY!!!
More eating, schmoozing, showing off machines, selling machines, trading machines (is there a pattern here?), oohing and aahhing over raffle items. If anyone has any ideas about presentations, please let us know.
There's a restaurant within walking-distance for lunch and/or snacks. Supper???
So what do you think?
Last year Rob brought a Wanzer machine and it was really interesting. So building upon that tradition, I thought this year I could display Singer machines with centennial badges (I have more than 10 different machines/decals represented) or I could display machines with world's fair/special anniversary badges (I have more than 6 different machines). Which display would you like to see this year?
TOGA exchange blocks
6 1/2" block with chain stitch design
Use a dedicated chain stitching machine or any machine that has a chain stitch or spider attachment. Choose black fabric for the block and any thread as long as it shows up well on the fabric.
The design is also your choice.
Use a second 6 1/2" block (your color choice ) for the signature information.
Please mark your calendars and I'll see you in Bangor.
The 17th Annual River Rat TOGAwill be Sept 14-17 here in Lake City, Minnesota - love to have you all and NOW is the time to make lodging reservations!!
We're a bit of a Resort Town, particularly in Summer & Fall.
More complete info will be posted here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RiverRatTOGA/info
Cindy Peters, Stitches in Time
914 No High St, Lake City MN 55041
Arkansas TOGAis Oct 5-8, 2017, in Mena, Ar.
Thursday Oct 5 is a fabric shopping day at the Bargain Shack in Poteau.
We usually meet up in Mena and then carpool or caravan to Poteau which is just under an hour away in Oklahoma.
The Bargain Shack carries a nice selection of quilting cottons, as well as some garment and upholstery fabrics.
Friday through Sunday we work on and with the machines, including a few tailed types. We have a Yahoo group called Arkansas Treadlers & TOGA, and I am seeking those who want to do a few demos for the TOGA.
Accommodations range from campgrounds to motels and B&Bs.
Special Yahoo Groups for TOGA information: