Jul 6, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading...

About People:

Stitch, in time
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Mon, 29 Jun 2009
Somewhere around my 25th attempt to sew my own skirt, I started to cry. This was a last resort, as I'd already tried throwing things, sighing loudly at fabric stores, tearing apart garments with a pair of gardening shears and drinking shots of tequila. Photo caption: Emma Downs models the skirt she sewed from an old shirt. Photo by Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette

Gilbert mom a star in sewing, fabric worlds

FOX 11 Tucson Mon, 29 Jun 2009
PHOENIX (AP) -- Heather Bailey is hours away from a two-day getaway to the kind of resort where there are massages, high-thread-count sheets, white cotton robes, room service and no one saying "Mommy, can you?" "Heather, where's the . . . ?" or "When will you send those?"

Sewing heirlooms, a stitch at a time
Hillsboro Star-Journal
Wed, 01 Jul 2009
With thimble and needle in hand, the women carefully stitch together 80-year-old quilt blocks. As intertwined as their stitches, each block tells a story.

Quilt Raising Money for Civil Air Patrol
WABI Bangor
Wed, 01 Jul 2009
There will be many patriotic displays during 4th of July celebrations this weekend. A red, white and blue quilt in Brewer will also be helping to raise money for some patriotic young adults. Deborah Norton owns the sewing and quilting shop, A Straight Stitch, in Brewer. When her son Robert joined . . .

Design Notebook: See quilts by acclaimed textile artist at The Cotton Ball in Morro Bay
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Wed, 01 Jul 2009
When he was 7, Rob Appell walked into his motherâs sewing room and pleaded for new clothe

Aussies embrace their inner Japanese superhero
The West Australian
Wed, 01 Jul 2009
In bedrooms and living rooms across
Australia, hardcore lovers of Japanese animation are busy sewing and stitching, gluing and bejewelling, in hope of becoming a champion. These role play aficionados

Helping others 'very rewarding' for Sue Works
The Truro Daily News
Fri, 03 Jul 2009
Sue Works can barely find time to âsqueeze in some laundryâ between her many duties with the Clifton 4-H Club. The mother of three is a general leader, sewing leader and a leader of the junior leaders themselves.

Marathon mementos: Missoula business creates custom bags using personal memorabilia
Sat, 04 Jul 2009
Stefanie Fisher holds one of her Mile 22 Bags in her basement design studio recently. What started out with a sewing class has become a successful business for the 24-year-old entrepreneur.

About Businesses:

Bag maker works in new digs
Wayne Journal Gazette Wed, 01 Jul 2009
Pink, red and blue paisley fabrics flowed through dozens of sewing machines
as workers assembled Vera Bradley Designs Inc.'s signature quilted handbags. Photo caption: Vera Bradley's new sewing plant in New Haven can produce more than 1,400 yards of quilted material a day. Photo by Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette

Supplier of sewing machines opens outlet in PJ
The Star
Wed, 01 Jul 2009
J.P. Doshi, a company which specialises in supplies and accessories for domestic and industrial sewing machines, launched its new retail outlet at the PJ Industrial Park last week.

Giving Back:

Sewing class students, church members make dresses for children in Africa
County Press
Tue, 30 Jun 2009
LAPEER -- Some people use old pillow cases as rags to wash cars, others use them to organize extension cords, but the ladies of Lapeer's First Presbyterian Church and the students in Lapeer East High Schools Eighth Grade Basic Sewing Class are using them to help make African orphans lives a little better.

Charity really does begin at home | Local Faces
Northern Star
Thu, 02 Jul 2009
CHARITY: Goonellabahâs Ann Cook sewing with daughters (from left) Belinda Mathieson, of
East Lismore, Kim Ebert, of Goonellabah, Sherie Cormack, of Jiggi, and Natasha Cook, of Lismore Heights.

Celebrating 60 years of New Canaan preparedness: Red Cross raises voice
New Canaan Advertiser
Fri, 03 Jul 2009 03:25 AM PDT
During World War I, hundreds of New Canaan residents joined together to sew comfort bags for soldiers overseas. When the second World War began, those same volunteers as well as new residents organized to form a war relief committee, the Red Cross Motor Corps and a blood bank.

Sew much love for fallen troops
Press & Sun-Bulletin Thu, 02 Jul 2009
Land of the free, home of the brave. Not all our brave troops come home, though. Nothing can adequately thank them or their loved ones for their sacrifice. But people like Lorrie Brown and Patti Cawley use their talents with needle and thread to bring comfort to the families left behind.
Beautiful as they are, the Civil War replica quilts Lorrie and Patti make aren't intended to be showpieces. The quilts are meant to be cuddled into, with the knowledge that somebody cares and remembers the family's loss.

How to fashion a house
Sat, 04 Jul 2009
Top designer Trelise Cooper is swapping her sewing needle
for a nail gun - all for a good cause.


School’s not out just yet in July with sewing classes, hoops camp
Madison Eagle
Fri, 03 Jul 2009
FLORHAM PARK â For the Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park, lifelong learning does not take a break for the summer.

Jane's Sew & So Launches "It's a Sew & So Summer" Video Contest On YouTube
Sun, 05 Jul 2009
Viewers vie to become Internet's next sewing star, win Project Runway sewing machine
from Sew Joe Stitch Lounge and specialty machines from Simplicity Creative Group (PRWeb Jul 5, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/sewing/youtubevideocontest/prweb2608764.htm

“How To” and New Products:

Laser welding of textiles: Prototype parameters determined
Wed, 01 Jul 2009
BOENNIGHEIM (ri) Welding fabrics has a number of advantages over conventional sewing: welded seams have no visible start and end points; and they are flexible and watertight. In addition to that, they have great pressure resistance and tensile strength.

Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,

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