Please note:This page is for mutual meeting and mingling.. If you find a contact here, it means the person is willing to talk to you; possibly help with your problems, and certainly chew any amount of metaphorical fat over the doings of the Vintage People-Powered sewing machine
And possibly get-together to sew or whatever
You don't have to be an expert, just friendly or lonely
It does not mean that anyone here can or will value your machine, mend it for free, or put up with any silliness..
Please send your listings with a general area (town and state) and an email contact only to Helen Howes at: firstname.lastname@example.org , just as you would any other Flea Market listing, and they will be posted here.
Alphabetical by state, followed by International contacts.. For now we have
I live in Grass Valley, California USA, and I love antique and vintage sewing machines, especially tinkering with them and coaxing them back out of retirement, whenever possible.
I am willing to meet for coffee, lunch or whatever...
there has to be at least one other "onion" somewhere up here in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains!
In God's Service, Bernie
'Son Of A Singer Man'
1012 San Benito St.
Hollister, CA 95023
831 637 3216
Good morning. I am an insatiable tinkerer. If It can be taken apart and figured out how it works, I will tinker with it. Have been tinkering with sewing machines for several years.
It is big fun to take a crusty old machine, clean off the gunk, oil it up good, get it sewing and play with it some. My wife complains that I/we have too many sewing machines, even though they all work.
Please announce us as Arkansas Onions of Western Grove Arkansas population 407.
God Bless us everyone.
We own & operate a quilt shop, specializing in vintage sewing machines. A lot of days we spend with fellow machine collectors (not making any money), but enjoying the merits of vintage machines.
Always open to a machine conversation. And we have wonderful stash of Suzie's material & some of it is for sale.
God bless all the best
Rick & Suzie White
RT. 1 Box 282-A
Western Grove, AR. 72685
I am the coordinator of the Florida TOGA each fall. I collect machines, repair machines, and quilt. I am centrally located on the west central coast of Florida in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Eastern MA (Boston/Cambridge/Needham region)
Anne Marie Dwyer
Here in mid-Michigan we usually have a meeting of 'Saturday Crankers' on the 4th Saturday of the month at The Hen House in Charlotte, MI. We welcome new hand crankers and esp those who would like to learn more about cranking. We sew, shop, drink, eat, talk, laugh and totally have fun!
We especially welcome people who never have or have only given thought to do hand cranking! We're finding that once we show people how easy, quiet and relaxing it is and they try it, they are hooked! (We were all beginners once, too!). Usually there are a couple of hand cranks ready to sell, and we teach you how to care for your machine which is very simple.
Shoot me an email and if you have questions that I can't answer, there are enough hand crankers out here who would be able to come up with the answer.
Western Maryland, South Central PA, West Virginia Panhandle
We have locally the Minn/Wisc Sewing Machine Junkies which meets about once a month for lunch in the Mpls/St Paul Metro Area.
Here's the Yahoo Group for us: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MNWISMJunkies/
There's no real set schedule but usually on a Tuesday at 1pm.
If out of town Onions are going to be in the area, they should contact me - we can work around their schedule so we can all meet them!
Located half way between McCook and North Platte in south west Nebraska. Not much contact with other onions out here in the boonies but would like to meet other enthusiasts if passing thru.
Cindy Peters, Stitches in Time
914 No High St, Lake City, MN 55041
Between Cleveland and Akron in city of Aurora
I would love to meet fellow onions
Charleston, South Carolina
located south of Knoxville
Maria H. Goetz
Would love to meet other onions and help others.
South Central PA area (Gettysburg/Chambersburg region)
Middle TN (south of Nashville):
Diane Lowe (Di in TN)
The Cranky Treadlers meet on the 3rd Monday of every month. We meet at 6:30pm at the Salvation Army Meeting Room on King Street in Greenville, TX, about 30 miles east of Dallas.
Visitors are always welcome.
For info on please email email@example.com
"May your seam ripper gather dust"
North-East TX TOGA
Northern VA -- DC -- Central MD area
I typically hold a one day NOVA TOGA in the spring and can meet with Onions most anytime throughout the year.
Front Royal VA 22630
Lynn Paul, Toledo, WA (between Seatac and Portland), and roving in the Semi Truck with my Hand Crank!
South Central Wisconsin
Bob & Anne Oelke
Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. South of Wheeling, WV.
NE Wisconsin, Shawano area
England UK : Fareham, Portsmouth and South Coast Area
Would love to meet up to discuss, show and use machines.
England, UK: Norfolk, Suffolk and Parts East,
I have a big workshop suitable for meetings, I teach, lecture, support, and publish about old machines, and sew every day on a treadle
Please CLICK HERE for the TOGA (Treadleon Gathering and Academy) page