The Singer Featherweight Model 221
When Singer designed and built this first commercially successful portable sewing machine they got it right! Prized by quilters for their timeless and classic beauty, ruggedness, light weight, and beautiful stitching these machines are often seen at quilting retreats, guild events and classes.
All the Featherweights at Six Sisters Mercantile came from Mr. Delbert Godsy of Mountian View, Missouri.
In 1990 Delbert Godsy purchased his first Featherweight for $50 at a yard sale. He soon was buying more and began repairing and refurbishing Featherweights, “they were pretty easy to work on” he said. Word spread that he could fix Featherweights and his work quickly spread to repairing customer's machines and refurbishing machines for sale. Delbert had since then sold thousands of Featherweights and serviced many more. Looking at a Featherweight he could tell you within a few years when it was made.
Visitors to quilt shows throughout the Midwest have met Delbert. He was easy to spot in the quilted vests his wife made for him to wear to shows. If you were lucky enough to come in to Six Sisters Mercantile on any given day that Delbert was here, it was great to talk with him, a man who had so much to share and loved to do so!
Rest In Peace Delbert Godsy September 6, 1927 - February 18, 2022