Aug 31, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire...

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




Project Runway:

Project Runway contestant visits Stephens
Columbia Missourian
Fri, 28 Aug 2009
COLUMBIA Qristyl Frazier spent many nights in the Stephens College fashion lab until 2, 3, sometimes 4 a.m. working on her senior collection. She would turn down opportunities to go to parties for a chance to sew just a few more stitches. Now, one of 14 remaining contestants on Lifetime Television’s hit show Project Runway , she returned to Stephens Thursday night to celebrate her ...



About People:

August meeting of the Holmes Valley Quilters
Chipley Bugle
Mon, 24 Aug 2009
When they gathered for their August meeting members of the Holmes Valley Quilters Guild shared projects they have been working on for the past month during Sew-N-Tell.


Volunteer's stitch of compassion
Kern Valley Sun
Tue, 25 Aug 2009
Laurie Reese Special to the Sun Christy Hall is no ordinary stay-at-home-mom. She knows how to pinch a dollar out of a penny. If she’s not lovingly mothering her six-year-old son, Nathan, or bringing her British husband, Richard a cuppa tea, you’ll find her sewing at her kitchen table, combing through a thrift store or online at Freecycle.org. (Freecycle is an organization that tries to keep ...


Nothing so-so about her sewing
YorkRegion.com News | Whitchurch-Stouffville
Wed, 26 Aug 2009
Priscilla Marr almost flunked home economics in high school because her teacher didn't believe she could sew well enough to create the body suit she handed in as her year-end project. The teacher even accused the youngster of having her mother make it.


Craft enrichment program offers arts outlet to students and community
The Appalachian
Thu, 27 Aug 2009
by KATIE WATSON Intern Lifestyles Reporter From ceramics to sewing, jewelry-making to photography, participants in the Craft Enrichment Program are offered a...


Sewing comes in handy for Vancouver teen, mirroring a wider return to the skill
The Oregonian
Thu, 27 Aug 2009
A new generation is re-adopting a skill that practically all girls knew once upon a time.


Stitches in time
The Kings County Register
Fri, 28 Aug 2009
BY JENNIFER HOEGG jhoegg@kentvilleadvertiser.ca NovaNewsNow.com Hand-stitched buttonholes, lovely linens and reproduction fabrics have all been part of the ?Dress like a Planter? summer sewing circle at Wolfville's
Randall House Museum. Since June, participants from as far away as Halifax have gathered Thursday mornings to create 18th century costumes...


Making wishes come true, one stitch at a time
Kingston Reporter
Fri, 28 Aug 2009
When Michelle Mantega’s husband bought her a sewing machine a few years ago, she never thought she’d go into the design business.


Woman makes designer drapes
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Sun, 30 Aug 2009
ROBINSON -- Barbara Mueller didn't like her high school home economics class, particularly assignments involving sewing. She hated sewing so much that she wouldn't even thread the sewing machine and made a classmate do the task for her.



About Businesses:

Jo-Ann sewing up some bigger sales
Akron Beacon Journal
Thu, 27 Aug 2009
Hudson retailer reports loss of $3.2 million for quarter, but expects earnings will rise to $1.35 to $1.50 per share for fiscal year after exceeding forecasts



Events:

Fashion show slated at the Forge in Wbg.
Woodbridge Sentinel Tue, 25 Aug 2009
The N.J. Chapter of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals will present its 2009 Fashion Spectacular from
noon to 4 p.m. at the Forge on Route 9 in Woodbridge. Custom designs of the ASDP chapter members represent a variety of specialties, from career clothing to bridal attire. Admission is $50 and includes a buffet lunch and musical offerings.


AutumnFest quilt show expanding this year
Huron Daily Tribune
Thu, 27 Aug 2009
ELKTON รข When people attend the annual Elkton Autumn Fest quilt show this year, they’ll be pleasantly surprised that it’s sew big.



Giving Back:

Sewing program requires instructors
Comox Valley Record
Tue, 25 Aug 2009
Special Needs Recreation is looking for volunteers to help in its sewing program for people with mental handicaps.


Gifford youth center seeks donations of sewing machines for its classes
Press Journal
Thu, 27 Aug 2009
The Gifford Youth Activity Center is in need of sewing machines, center officials said in a news release.


Sleep tight, soldier
Hungry Horse News
Wed, 26 Aug 2009
Martin City woman and friends sew pillowcases for troops


Economy Hurts Art Department At Foothill High School
KERO 23
Bakersfield Thu, 27 Aug 2009
Tracie Gonzales of the International Bachelorette Art class at
Foothill High School said they are in need of sewing machines for their program.



New Products:

Juki to Launch "Exceed" Series of Household Sewing Machines
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Thu, 27 Aug 2009
TOKYO----Juki Corporation , the global leader in industrial sewing machines, is pleased to announce that it will release the Exceed Series of home sewing machines from September. The Exceed Series is the result of a fundamental review of core "sewing" functions and uses JUKI’s market-proven technologies used in JUKI’s industrial sewing machines, the industry leader in international markets.




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