I'll be leaving to join up with Eight Days of Hope in Lake Charles, LA to love and serve a community devastated by several disasters in the past 22 months. Please consider clicking the link or the image and making a donation to help us get families back in their homes for Christmas!
Orders placed for items that Sherri is unfamiliar with while I am gone will be promptly processed and shipped upon my return. Items in "Sherri's Corner" will not be affected. Thank you for your understanding and patience!
Since I've been receiving a lot of messages asking why there are no workshops listed, or if we are going to have workshops in the future, I figured I need to clarify a few things.
When a workshop happens, it is normally removed from the website within a day or two because it is "out of stock". So ultimately, when the season ends, there would be no workshops showing up on the "Upcoming Workshops" list. This doesn't mean we won't have any more workshops, it just means we have not sat down and planned the dates for next year.
We try to get our calendar set by mid- to late-January and get the years' workshops listed on the website. With our local weather being so unpredictable in the spring, we won't set our first date prior to mid-April or May. We don't want to set anything where people have to travel in potentially-dangerous weather.
So there ya have it. Yes, there will be more workshops! :-) They just won't be listed until we know when they will happen. I hope this answers your questions. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a happy, safe, and warm winter!
We organize and hold 2 and 3-day workshops around the country sharing with you the knowledge, skills, and products to restore your antique or vintage sewing machines and cabinets. This is NOT a "oil here, grease there" maintenance workshop intent on selling products! Our goal is to teach you the proper methods of disassembling, unfreezing, de-rusting, and repairing antique and vintage machines.
You can make that old machine look and sew great again! Whether found at a yard sale, antique store, or in great-grandmother's attic or barn, we can show you how to bring her back to life and look as good as she can while retaining her character!
In order to give full attention to each participant, we limit most workshops to 10 participants. Many workshops fill up fairly quick so make sure and reserve your seat!
Two heads are always better than one!! We cover so much in the 2 days that there is no way one person can remember everything. Working with your spouse or friend makes the workshop even more enjoyable, not to mention that when you return home there will be more knowledge retained! Better yet, you immediately form your own support (enabler) group!
Whether a friendship or a marriage, having common interests is much more positive than going our separate ways and doing "our own thing". I have been amazed at the number of spouses who have grown interested in sewing machines once they get their hands in one. I know when I work on a project with Sherri, it is always so much more enjoyable. It just makes a relationship much stronger.
Add a "Workshop Helper" to your cart!
That's right, register a couple as one person and pay the deposit, then add a "Workshop Helper" to your cart before checkout.
*A helper will require a $25 fee to cover expenses and meals. A couple registered as one person is limited to one machine since a second machine requires time and resources. A couple with two machines will still be required to register separately. Some venues cannot accommodate extra people and this will be noted in the workshop description if it applies. If you have any questions concerning this, please feel free to ask.