Karen has started doing some work with a sewing machine. However, it's not just any "old" machine that she'll use. She's not had a lot of luck with them.
Late last year I bought her a Singer Featherweight that's only one year younger than her (or maybe less, since she was born in September). It was made in 1953. At Christmas, I gave her a very good book on the Featherweight, and in January, she took the machine in to a Singer repairman for a tune up. When she went to pick it up, the old gentleman who runs the place asked her if she had a granddaughter. Rather puzzled, she answered, that, yes, she did. Then he told her that the machine was in good enough shape to last our grandaughter's life time. Whether that's true or not, the condition of the machine speaks volumes about the quality of some of the things made in a slower and gentler time.
Having said all of that, Karen's preference is still hand piecing and hand quilting.
Whew! When I started this I had no intention for carrying on so long.
Since the title for this thread, though, is "Hobbies and crafts for the RVing lifestyle," I would say that her quilting is one that she will be continuing once we hit the road. Even the Featherweight will fit quite nicely into living in a RV.