Sep 22, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 09/22/2009

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

Project Runway:

Project Runway Live Blog: Episode 5 at 10 p.m.
Charleston City Paper Thu, 17 Sep 2009
Covering our designers: Gordana and Carol Hannah by Greg Hambrick Hey ya'll, we're following the seamless sewing and sweating of
Charleston's Project Runway designers: Gordana Gehlhausen and Carol Hannah Whitfield. Click below and join in with your comments, too! Project Runway Episode 5

About People:

A stitch in time: Women put the finishing touch on makeover project
The Journal-Standard
Wed, 16 Sep 2009
They call themselves mushrooms because they’ve been kept in the dark, but when it comes to sewing drapes, pillows, coverlets and more, the team of about 40 seamstresses working feverishly to complete the décor for the Extreme Makeover project is unmatched in skill and enthusiasm.

Students save jeans through new creations
The Yuma Sun
Wed, 16 Sep 2009
Middle school students discovered a new way to "go green" by restoring worn pairs of jeans into something new as the Teen Sewing Club kicked off its pilot program at the Main Library Wednesday.

Sewing a thrifty way to be creative
Rapid City Journal Thu, 17 Sep 2009
Making a purse out of a pair of jeans, creating a one-of-a-kind Halloween costume or stitching up a blanket for a new baby means more than just gliding a needle through a piece of fabric.

So far sew good!
Oldham Chronicle Thu, 17 Sep 2009
A 20-strong team of enthusiastic Saddleworth women has scooped two top awards in a major festival celebrating the art of quilting. They turned their hobby into a stunning piece of public art by producing a striking quilt in the Northern Quilt Festival at

Store owner tries to sew up market
Rocky Mount Telegram
Wed, 16 Sep 2009
Quality and comfort are what Terri Hudson is about. As the owner of Terri's Fashion Fabrics in...

Honermann Sews Works Of Art
Nobles County Review Fri, 18 Sep 2009
Regina Honermann made this quilt to be raffled off at the St. Adrian fall dinner on Saturday. This beautiful quilt is also reversable. Honermann, the mother of eight, grandmother of twenty, and great-grandmother of thirty-eight, has been sewing for many years.

Art to Art: Toutle couple's gallery is one of the stops on ARTrails tour
The Daily News
Sun, 20 Sep 2009
lan Brunk paints. His wife, Jane, is a quilter. One thing they have in common is devotion to their chosen medium. As Jane puts it, âpainters get lost in their paintings, and I get lost in my quilting. I have never gotten lost in a job like I do with sewing

Sewing was woman's passion
The Herald News
Mon, 21 Sep 2009
During the television broadcast of President Barack Obama's inauguration, Betty Theobald's attention wandered to the yellow dress of First Lady Michelle Obama."My mom was so focused on material she told us in detail exactly what that suit was made of," said Betty's daughter, Debbie Henson of Kankakee.Betty could have made a successful, professional seamstress if she had chosen that direction in ...

Giving Back:

Group gathers sewing machines for Third World mission
Niagara Falls Review
Sat, 19 Sep 2009
A retired
Kingston doctor has delivered hundreds of sewing machines to women in Africa and Central America and he is looking for more.

Mine Hill stitchers sew love the troops
The Randolph Reporter
Thu, 17 Sep 2009
TWP. Sometimes, the best way to thank military men and women fighting abroad is to keep them in stitches.

Historical society seeks more volunteers
The Citizens' Voice
Sat, 19 Sep 2009
WILKES-BARRE - Can you mow a lawn, install drywall and do plasterwork, sew drapes, bake bread completely from scratch, paint a room, swing a mop? Do you have experience in data entry, graphic design, photography, interior decorating, carpentry or grade

Amelia Island quilters sew for wounded soldiers
The Florida Times-Union
Fri, 18 Sep 2009
- The Amelia Island Quilt Guild hasn't forgotten. With needle and thread, members are doing what they can to nurture soldiers' souls. Since March, members have made quilts to send to VA hospitals. They're given to soldiers wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan who have been released from a hospital, but still need long-term care or follow-up surgeries. Their thoughts and efforts have ...

Inmates sewing shawls for breast cancer survivors
The Montana Standard
Thu, 17 Sep 2009
BILLINGS â Their fingers working steadily, draping fine pink strings over the backs of chairs in a small room in the back of the Montana Women's Prison and then sewing them into shawls laid out on the tables in front of them, about a dozen women began the finishing touches on a special gift for local cancer survivors

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

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