Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Singer Featherweight 221 Blog Giveaway - Deadline January 31, 2009

What? Singer Featherweight 221 Blog Giveaway! Deadline for entries January 31, 2009

Open to U.S. & Canada Residents.

What might you win?

A "Rare" and "Collectible" White T-shirt with the Nancy Johnson-Srebro "Featherweight 221 - The Perfect Portable", size Large. These shirts were made in the day, when Nancy was advertising her 3rd edition of her book, "Featherweight 221 - The Perfect Portable".


Here is a little close up of the shirt's logo.........


Yep, there is more. For all of you Singer Featherweight Fans, there is a Nancy Johnson-Srebro book, 3rd edition - "Singer Featherweight 221 - The Perfect Portable". Included in this book are some photos of the oval cabinet that I have, and the crinkle Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine. There will be three separate winners of the latest book. Three winners for this book.


Two people could win an even "rare"er (is that a word?) book, Nancy Johnson-Srebro's original first edition of her book, Featherweight 221 - The Perfect Portable. Seen recently for sale on ebay for $25.


Additionally, three people could win the 1/4 inch patchwork foot, that makes a perfect 1/4 inch seam. Great for putting together quilt blocks and other precision sewing on the Featherweight. There will be three separate winners of the 1/4 inch patchwork foot.




So, thats...
  • Two "Rare" and "Collectible" Featherweight T-shirts
  • Three Nancy Johnson-Srebro - 3rd edition books
  • Two Nancy Johnson-Srebro - First "rare" edition books
  • Three 1/4 inch Patchwork feet
How to win? Valid entries (you have to put your email address in the comment and follow this blog) will be drawn through random dot org. It is quite possible that you could win more than one item. But you will not win two items that are the same.
  • Follow this blog (http://singerfeatherweight221.blogspot.com/) - see the LEFT hand side, side widgets. (Right below the "Link" button)
  • AND......
  • Make a comment in this blog entry that you are following. In that *same* comment entry, please put your email address, i.e. gaileee at yahoo dot com
Remember, only "valid" entries will win.....you have to do the above two things to gain an entry, then you can go on and get extra entries.

For Extra opportunities to win, you may do the following:
  • Blog about this Singer Featherweight 221 Giveaway (that is 1 additional entry), then post a separate comment that you've blogged about it. (Put your email addy in there!)
  • Twitter about this Singer Featherweight 221 Giveaway (that is another entry), then post a separate comment that you've twittered about it. (Put your email addy in there!)
  • Facebook about the Singer Featherweight 221 Giveaway (that is another entry), then post a separate comment that you've facebooked about it. (Put your email addy in there!)
  • Post a link on your sewing machine or sewing related website about the blog (specifically.... http://singerfeatherweight221.blogspot.com) (comment twice for two entries) (Put your email addy in there!)
  • Update your old link (http://www.gpbwebworks.com/fwinfo/) to the new website http://singerfeatherweight221.blogspot.com (comment three times for three extra entries)....I can check your old link through archive.org. (Put your email addy in there!)
  • Put a comment with your email addy, on your latest project that you've done on your sewing machine. (That is one entry)
  • And lastly, if you make a separate comment on how you acquired your latest Featherweight, that will also count as an entry (Put your email addy in there!)

57 comments:

cyn said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win some items. I have a 222k which I love and her name is Abigail. Good luck to everyone. My email addy is alancyn7@gmail.com.

Kelly :-) in Canada <>< said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you, Gail! Like everyone else who comes here, I love everything about the Featherweight... As well as all the cool stuff pertaining to it! LOL Gail, my email is handicrafting4fun at yahoo.ca --- Good luck and best wishes to all my fellow Featherweight fanciers! :-) Kelly

maestra said...

I am Karen in sunny California. I got my one and only FW from EBAy.
I teach Basic Beginners sewing in Adult School. One time I had a student, a guy, whose brother told him he was silly to want to learn to sew just cuz his mother passed away and left him a worthless old machine. I told him to go home and tell his silly brother that his mom's old machine was a collectible FW in immaculate condition complete with everything!
I'd love to win something.my email is karen.5757@juno.com

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance to win!!!! my little FW is called Gwenie, after my mother. she was the one who bought it. they have the same birthdate. she thought she might take up quilting and then changed her mind. I am the quilter, so now I have it! please pick me!

Lorene
qlt7scrap at cox dot net

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

Remember....valid entries consist of following and making a comment, with your addy. Then you can add extra entries!!
gail

Anonymous said...

A fun blog event and opportunity for a drawing with free prizes that all have something to do with the featherweight sewing machine. I got my 222k from Glenn Williams in Florida and have never regreted buying it. My email is radlrich@televar.com

Kathy in Washington state

Jan Wilke said...

What a great resource you have . Thank you for all of the information and the chance to win your book :) My little featherweight, Mertice Messenger, was made in my birth year, 1951. Thank you again, I am following your blog and also have added it to my reader . sincerely, Janet

Jan Wilke said...

What a great resource you have . Thank you for all of the information and the chance to win your book :) My little featherweight, Mertice Messenger, was made in my birth year, 1951. Thank you again, I am following your blog and also have added it to my reader . sincerely, Janet
oops my email address is: JWilke4@GMail.com

a painter said...

I have four FW's...including a 222. I sew very tiny dolls with my FWs. They are 4 inches tall , sewn and turned. The FW is perfect for my work. Here is one I made last week:

http://dollzandthingz.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-little-doll.html

I am also a researcher and collector for this type of doll. I make other sizes as well.

You can see my FW's here. My husband made the cabinets for me.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/luvzdollz/sets/72157600996076154/

My e-mail address is part of my blogger account so I hesitate to add it here. Anyone can reach me by signing my blog or visiting my Flickr and I like it that way.That's okay if I am not officially entered.

Fun giveaway. In a few days I will add it to my blog where I have lots of quilters reading! Good luck everybody!

berta said...

thank you for the opportunity to win goodies..
from the pacific northwest of washington...

Katie said...

Ok. Here is my first comment. Nice prizes! :-)

moondreams55@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

FW are just adorable, I really love them and this site. Keep up the good work.

Michelle
joshsmom_1999 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Great website! Love those Featherweights!
CJ
Sendnewsletter dot 2me at sbcglobal dot net

Anonymous said...

Haven't met a FW that I didn't love, even the cosmetically challenged ones! Thank you. conniegreer at comcast dot net.

Fernpugs said...

I am anxious to dig deeper into this website and blog. I am the very proud owner and frequent user of two featherweights as well as 1 featherweight card table. My first featherweight is a 1950 named Jane. I love her and she is my primary machine. She just spent a wonderful weekend at a quilt retreat. I also have a 1939 with beautiful scroll work and I call her Grace. To make my sewing nice and easy, I even have the wood-top card table for my featherweights.

I am totally in love and can't imagine piecing on anything else.

Leah
Minnesota
fernpugs at tds dot com

dswi5 said...

Great site and giveaway-I have and use 2 FW's a black and white 221..they are both used daily!! Great machines-
Diana Swihart
dswi5@comcast.net
http://tranqquilt.angelfire.com

Kim said...

I love your contest! I am usually a lurker to gather information but just like a college class that grades on class participation, here I am!!!

My FW is called Bobbie. I had another called the Phoenix but she moved away.

Kim in Oregon
aviatrix172 at hotmail.com

Kim said...

Not sure if my first post showed up ... but I thought I would post again and explain how my FW got her name "Bobbi" . So named for two reasons: two weeks before finding her on craigslist, I found a FW bobbin in among my Mother's Singer 401 accessories and took it for "bait". Bobbi was also the name of the woman I bought her from (who had inherited it fome her aunt) and we just really connected over the phone when I called to ask about the
FW for sale.

Kim in Oregon
aviatrix172 at hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have a centennial FW and just love it! Thanks for your giveaways!
Lori
quiltgal6@msn.com

Moon said...

Yay o yay!!!!!!!!! I love love love love love Singer machines! They just make me happy all over!
;0)
Dare I even think about winning??
*faint*
Thank you so much for the chance!
My email is........

lfisher@hawaii.rr.com

Fernpugs said...

I am the very proud caretaker and user of two featherweights. My first featherweight I purchased nearly a year ago. She is a 1950 black beauty named Jane. Then this fall while hunting Craigslist I found a 1939 beauty as well as the wood top Singer card table for the featherweights. My 1939 scrolled beauty is named Grace.

I do all of my piecing on Jane and she is always true to me. I am just so happy with my beauties.

I look forward to learning more about this site and finding fun things for my featherweights.

Leah
Minnnesota
fernpugs at tds dot com

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea! sally@neopaleo.net

Vicki in SW PA said...

I don't know why I am posting as I have lousy luck and NEVER win anything, but I guess you can't win if you don't enter! I have two featherweights, the last one acquired because something was wrong with my first one and I couldn't be without one!! Now they are both running fine and I just love the little darlings! I wish everyone luck..... my email is westienut@hotmail.com. Thanks Gail for this opportunity and for a singer blog.... will be following it!! Vicki

DiSwi said...

Posted a link on my site and am giving the giveaway a post on my main page!
Diana Swihart
dswi5@comcast.net
http://tranqquilt.angelfire.com

Vicki in SW PA said...

Well, I am doing my part in spreading the word..... put info on the WWQP blog(world wide quilting page) about the giveaway! Hope that inproves my luck, lol. westienut at hotmail.com

Vicki

Cbar said...

I love featherweights and I enjoy reading this blog. I don't have any thing showing on the right side of this blog to click on. I'm not sure what you mean by following this blog. I would love to win any of the items. You are so nice to do this. cbarszc@gmail.com

aceyswan said...

I have seven vintage Singer machines now. My grandmother's 201 machine in the original cabinet w/drawers on the right side, and boy is that heavy to move. I've hemmed many pairs of jeans on that machine, and it still works perfectly, has the buttonholer and all the attachments.
Once ebay emerged I saw my first Featherweight there and sighed. Of course I wanted one, but hey were definitely out of my price range. A few weeks before Christmas 2008, I stopped at a yard sale on the side of the road on Route 5 in Hughesville, Maryland.
There on the table was a little FW 221 machine, all dirty and alone! The price tag said $50.00. I knew that was a pretty good price, but being a yard sale efficiano, I tested it out and although the belt was worn and stretched, I was able to get it to run. It sounded smooth I decided to make an offer. Meekly I offered her $20.00...
She said: Oh no, I have $50 on it and I can probably sell it on ebay for more. Gulp..I was thinking I needed to put her back on the table and say goodbye... Then I heard her say, I'll take $30.00. Still contemplating, because of the economy and knew that it's certainly not a necessary item, like bread and milk... I remembered I hadn't bought a present for myself for Christmas yet, and this would be the perfect gift! I quickly paid her and ran to my car with my treasure with a huge smile on my face.
Once home I downloaded the manual & oil guide, (thank you out there in cyberspace for offering it for free), and proceeded to clean her up. It was covered with a dark grime, looked like tobacco, but it didn't have any odor.
Perhaps someone had coated it with oil and it had just collected so much dust. It cleaned up pretty well with some love and elbow grease and now looks great to me. A new belt and little red felt thread pads were all I needed. It had the original brown marbled bakelite foot pedal too. The cord is a little tattered, but so is my 201's. It sewed a perfect little seam and I squealed with delight.
Perfect she isn't, there are several pin scratches and some small rust bubbles and some of the decals are worn off, but she works flawlessly, and I don't have to worry about messing her up. I am contemplating doing a little touch up and perhaps some new decals in the future, if I ever have the time.
My other Singers (and it's time to unload a few I think) are the Slant 403A, Slant 503A, three 185's - two are green and one is a blue teal color from Canada really cute color, and my dear 201 from my Grandma Becker.
Five machines I purchased at a thrift shop for $10.00 each. The man who donated them was a quilter. I also purchased several boxes of attachments for $1.00. And in that lot was a box with FW attachments.
Total invested in all my machines is about $90.00, you can't even buy one good machine for that. I do all the repairs myself, but have found they never seem to need anything.
I donated my Singer Merritt last month, it was always getting out of timing. There is DEFINITELY something to be said for the good old Singers for sure.
I have a photo album of my machine on the FW group on Yahoo, Luckpea2003 Sue's Featherweight, who I named her Lillian, after my Grandmother.
This is a great idea to get traffic to your blog! Kudos! Sue

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

Opps! I mean the LEFT hand side of the blog.....ewww. I really don't know my left vs the right, except when threading my featherweight!!

Right below the "Link" button. That is the "follow" section.

Gotta follow with your email or explanation of why you don't do email in order to be a "valid" entry.

gaileee

martha said...

I recently bought my 1st Featherweight, a white one in great condition. She's a beauty! I haven't sewed on a Featherweight since 1978 when I was working/sewing for my future MIL. It's better then I remember! Thanks for all the great info!

martha at nycap.rr.com

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twittered
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valerie2350 said...

blogged
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/01/singer-featherweight-221-giveaway.html
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Stacie said...

I'd love to be entered and I am now a follower.

stacie_vaughan (at) hotmail (dot) com

Stacie said...

I tweeted.
user- mysticconn

stacie_vaughan (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kim said...

Very generous giveaway. I would love to enter. I can't wait to tell my aunt about your blog. She's gonna love it. Kim in NYC.

babyteaseknw@yahoo.com

Vicki in SW PA said...

My latest project using my beloved FW was a KING size wedding quilt made for my DD. My daughter and her husband married in Ireland and I had a reception for her when they returned. I had people sign a muslin block with their names and then another block with their wishes, or advice or whatever on a separate block. I used Dublin Steps for the pattern. I still have to handquilt the monster, which I plan on starting soon. DD has not seen the top yet, I think I will wait till it is finished to let her see it because I think the quilting makes the quilt! My email is westienut at hotmail dot com. Thanks for another opportunity to win, got my fingers crossed!!

Vicki

Kathleen said...

Just found this blog--what a wealth of info about Featherweights! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kathleen (kd_in_fla@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a new owner of a 221-1 FW, I thank you for a site to learn more about my new/old FW. I purchased it from E-Bay. My e-mail address is: Deejsews@columbus.rr.com. I can't wait to win:)

Anonymous said...

I am the new owner of a Featherweight. I purchased it for $75.00 and it is in good shape. I added a 401 Singer to my collection recently too.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to add my email address to the previous post. Sorry about that.
sjyork@hamiltoncom.net

sue said...

I forgot to leave my email address to my LONG post about where I got my featherweight and my total now of 7 vintage Singers! Originally posted on January 15, 2009 9:56 AM nevrie@comcast.net

Ruby said...

My husband bought my 1st 221FW. I have purchased 2 others. I also own a 185 and a 301. Love singers. My email is dixielee@intrstar.net

Ruby said...

I have signed up to follow your blog. Always wanted to just never seemed to get here. Well, here I am. Love singers. I own 3 featherweights, a 185, a 301, a 201 and a treadle! Thanks for the contest. Email is dixielee@intrstar.net

a painter said...

Well, I have posted this great giveaway in two of my blogs:

http://dollzandthingz.blogspot.com/2009/01/meet-snow-king-giveaway.html

http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-ZiwTdrczfqeGJUXsjgRY?p=800

I forgot to mention that I have a 301, too, and a Montgomery Ward free-arm machine that is as light and small as Featherweight.

Time is running out...exciting give away! Good luck everyone!

lilulu said...

Well I'm new here. I have had my Featherwieght 221 for years and used it for many things- I used to carry around working on films for costumes and drapes and myriad project. That one got stolen and I got another one and am now making hats and quilts. I'm in love with my FW and my heart tingles whenever I open the case to set it up. I also live in a tiny NY apartment so it's the perfect machine for me!

I am starting to build up a more complete set of parts.
My FW was made in 1941. I'd love a chance to win one of those wonderful books so I'll keep my fingers crossed and here's my email:
lelizd33 at yahoo dot com.
Greetings everyone, I look forward to posting here and joining the fun!

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

I'm giving a Featherweight to my daughter, and when she graduates from college and goes either to New York or Chicago to dance, I hope she'll use the machine. She's already reconstructed some t-shirts, so she might like to sew later on.

I was purchasing some vintage patterns at a thrift store, and a lady in the line said to me, "You mean there are people out there that are still sewing?" She was in her late 60's.

gaileee

Anonymous said...

I really have enjoyed sewing on my fw and hope to never be without it. Glad to have found your site and having fun reading all the messages.

handquilter@comteck.com

shirley said...

thanks for the opportunity to win something. I live my
Feather Weight and use it for most of my classes just used it this morning on a wall hanging class. It is ione of favourite machines next to my treadle'
Shirley
joejoe.wilson865@gmail.com

DiSwi said...

Yes..I would love to start a 4-H group to make a quilt as a public service project-to be donated to our local shelter..trouble is noone has sewing machines anymore!! Hoping to work this out-
Diana Swihart
secsis57@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

I linked to your site before so I changed the address and posted for others to come and look at your blog thanks for the great information we all receive. http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com

Jeri said...

6vkwjThis is a fun and informative site which I just joined because I have just bought a featherweight and don't know much about it. I feel so relieved to find so much information on your site, because I don't know for sure what kind of shape my 221K will be in when it arrives. Thank you for all the useful information. Jeriko goingeast2@yahoo.com

Eileen said...

I am so thrilled to be entering this giveaway. I have two featherweights and love everything about them. I will be following this blog. My email is
eileen @ eileensattic.com
Thanks for having this giveaway!

Carla said...

My parents found my FW (1934 birthyear) for me the day after I told them to keep an eye out for one. They shipped it to me and I've used it so much during the past 10 years piecing quilts. I recently got the wooden card table and even though it's missing it's insert, I don't care because my FW is in it all the time. Thanks for the giveaway.
carla.rowley4 at gmail dot com

Leah said...

I am following your BLOG, Gail! : ))) Finally! : )))

Thanks so much for this magical give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah said...

I TWITTERED about this give~away.......user name: leahita.

http://twitter.com/leahita/status/1166076131

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah said...

And, I gave a shout out about this magical giveaway on Facebook! : )))

Thanks again, Gail! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]co

Vicki in SW PA said...

Whoooo Whoo! I can't believe that I won.... and twice!!! Thank you so much, I am so excited! I really appreciate this!
Vicki