Singer and I have had a long and happy relationship.
In 2003, I became a quiltmaking consultant for the Singer Australia, and was asked to make a quilt depicting the 150th anniversary, and using the beautiful nostalgic prints which were produced for that occasion.
I used my Singer XL-5000 embroidery machine to do embroideries on the quilt, using satin and silk fabrics. Satin and silk ribbon roses make the handle of the fan, and the top is crazy pieced fan blades with rose embroideries — all from the machine’s inbuilt patterns.
The quilt graced the Singer stand at Quilt & Craft shows around Australia during 2004, and was displayed in Asia at trade fairs for two years after that.