I find sewing no matter where I go. I’m like the loop part of the Velcro and sewing things just come to me.
Big D. and I went to see Dunkirk at the IMAX theatre in the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia (the movie was amazing… a must see). If you haven’t been to IMAX this is one of those movies that is just awesome in that theatre. But, I digress. We were in the gift shop and I looked out the window into the adjoining exhibit and what did I see?? A Sewing Machine! We “happened to” find our way into the engineering exhibit to find mechanical engineering explained via a sewing machine. I was elated. I could not believe it. Teaching engineering by showing how a sewing machine works.
My photography isn’t the best with the light reflection on some of the pictures. As you went through the exhibit, each concept of mechanical engineering was explained via this poster display (along with other related objects – but we all know which one was the most important. It was sooo super cool. I wonder if I had seen this as a high school student would my career path been altered?
Anyway, they had a small display on how the first sewing machines caused a revolt and the most beautiful treadle machine. The things you find when you are going to the movies.
So, no matter where you go, there is always sewing! Where have you unexpectedly come across a sewing/quilt related item/theme while doing something else?