Nova Montgomery

Nova Montgomery

Nova Montgomery is a quilter and quilt historian. She is an independent professional instructor and lecturer who loves sharing her passion for quilts and history with audiences and workshop participants. Nova’s relaxed style draws her audiences into the lecture and has made her a popular speaker with civic groups as well as quilt guilds. Nova has served as a guest lecturer at Texas A&M University, a member of the teaching faculty for the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, featured teacher for Featherweight Frenzy at the International Quilt Study Center, as well as multiple years at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Additionally, her writing has been published in The American Quilter.
Her specialty is the Singer Featherweight 221. She teaches a nationally acclaimed Maintenance Workshop on the Singer Featherweight, carries a full line of Singer Featherweight parts and accessories, and has developed specialty products for the Singer Featherweight that are unique to her. Nova is the respected leader in the Featherweight industry. “She is a master teacher!”  Visit her website

Nova’s Singer Featherweight 221 Maintenance Class
Friday, June 14, 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm — SOLD OUT – Wait List Saturday, June 15, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Includes a 1 hour break for lunch)

Location:  Marriott/Sheraton Linden

Workshop Cost: $140

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. Class fee covers a Featherweight maintenance card and cleaning supplies. 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. 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. Nova approaches this workshop from the perspective of a Featherweight user who wants to preserve and protect their machines, 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 carries a full line of Singer Featherweight parts, supplies and products for your machines that are available at the class.
There is a limit of one machine per student per class session. No “auditors” are allowed in the workshop.
Supply List:
Singer Featherweight 221 or 222K – with foot controller. [If you own multiple machines, select a black or tan one for the class (White machine is fine if that is the only one that you own). Please know that this workshop is not intended for the modern, plastic Singer Featherweight II ]
Nova’s motor lubricant**
Needles (size 12 or 14, Schmetz preferred, bring what you normally use for piecing)**
Cotton thread – 2 colors, one for tope and one for bobbin**
Empty bobbin**
Hemostat or tweezers**
Gear cleaning brush**
Scraps of fabric
Thread snips or scissors**
Old, soft bath towel
Table top light – like an Ott light – not optional as lights will be dimmed for Powerpoint presentation
Small, powerful flashlight**
Apron – to protect clothing**
10 to 15 foot electrical cord with ground
Safety glasses

** These items are available for purchase from Nova in class