Sep 28, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 09/28/2009

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

This is my favorite of this week. I love this idea! And I’m not a quilt person. But I love music and have attended many concerts. To me this is fabric art.

Doobies quilt to be auctioned
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Thu, 24 Sep 2009
The age-old tradition of quilting, recalling a quaint circle of ladies sharing gossip while silently sewing fabric patches, doesn't exactly mesh with rock and roll, The Doobie Brothers, and the BR Cohn Fall Music Festival. That is about to change.

Project Runway:

Project Runway Live Blog: Episode 6 at 10 p.m.
Charleston City Paper Thu, 24 Sep 2009
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! 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 ...

Tim Gunn speaks about doing Project Runway in LA
KPCC Pasadena
Fri, 25 Sep 2009
Itâs must-see TV for fashionistas and sewing mavens alike. Project Runwayâs current season is set in the heart of the fashion district of downtown L.A. Hungry designers compete in a series of challenges ranging from reinventing surfwear to creating clothing out of L.A. Times newsprint.

About People:

Sewing a thrifty way to be creative
Rapid City Journal
Tue, 22 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.

The fabric of community: Tepe's Sewing Center weaves a family history
The Dodge City Daily Globe
Wed, 23 Sep 2009
Thirty-two years ago, Bob and Betty Tepe cut the ribbon in front of their brand new sewing machine sales
and repair shop on Gunsmoke Street.

Sew What?
Flathead Beacon Fri, 25 Sep 2009

Ever since I can remember I have always loved clothes and shopping. I've watched runway shows and knew my brands by the time I was a freshmen in high school. I took art classes and I knitted my first oven mitt at the age of 7, that I believe my mom still has in the kitchen drawer. I went to a fashion college and surrounded myself with talented people and famous designs in the museum at my school

It's Sew Good
The Facts
Sat, 26 Sep 2009
Raincoats fashioned from Tyvek; plastic bags woven into rugs or bags; this isn’t the sewing Great-Grandma did.

A quilter's workshop
Salem Statesman Journal
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
Pat Adams' first quilt was a faded much-loved scene of clouds, moon and stars that she made for her youngest son 30 years ago. Her latest quilt still sits in the long-arm quilting machine that dominates her sewing room. It's a comfort quilt destined for a wounded soldier.

Wrap yourself up in a warm story
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
If every picture tells a story, Heidi O'Hanley's quilt speaks volumes. The Mokena resident and Indian Springs Elementary School art teacher combined modern computer imaging with old-fashioned hand sewing to bring her story to fabric.

Blind studentâs art show is a first for Accessible Arts
The Kansas City Star
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
Aaron Johnson pushes the pieces of fabric underneath the rapidly moving needle, sewing together the front and back of his quilt. There’s a seam, his teacher, Kit Bardwell, says just above a whisper as her mouth is only inches away from her student’s ear. It needs to be flatter.

Collectors have a bias for vintage sewing instructions
Detroit Free Press
Sat, 26 Sep 2009
They're art. They're history. They're style. They often have pieces missing. You can say all of that about vintage dress patterns, which many women may have tucked away in sewing drawers. They may be, in fact, hidden treasures.

Economy Related:

Tossing Out Jeans is Sew 2008
FOX News Chicago Fri, 25 Sep 2009
We all have our favorite jeans we can't live without. But what if you snagged them or the zipper breaks. You no longer have to waste money on a new pair. In tonight's special report, Mark Saxenmeyer introduces us to a service that ensures your style will fade before your denim wears out.


Trail starts on Saturday
Albany and Great Southern Weekender
Wed, 23 Sep 2009
ALL over the Great Southern region potters wheels are turning, paint brushes are painting, sewing machines are sewing, glass is melting and fusing, lathes are turning, welders are joining metal, kilns are heating up and cameras are clicking.

Originals Sewing Club to show contest winners
Evansville Courier & Press
Fri, 25 Sep 2009
PRINCETON, Ind. â The Originals Sewing Club will present a fashion show of clothing made for the "Make It With Wool" contest sponsored by the Sheep Breeders Association from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Hillside Methodist Church in Princeton, Ind. The contest was held in August as a part of the Indiana State Fair. Rachel Johnson, 17, won the senior division by sewing a red wool winter coat. .

Quiltfest 2009 Comes to Jacksonville
First Coast News
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- With the current state of the economy, more and more people are going back to activities such as crafting and sewing.

Giving Back:

Amelia Island quilters sew for wounded soldiers
The Florida Times-Union
Wed, 23 Sep 2009
AMELIA ISLAND - 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 ...

Sewing machines, bicycles sought
The Burlington Free Press Thu, 24 Sep 2009
Sewing machines
, bicycles are being collected as tools to help people in other countries work their way out of poverty.

Group sews slippers for seniors, children
Foster's Daily Democrat
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
John Huff/Staff photographer Cheryl Powers works on a pair of slippers at The Sewing Tree in Dover Saturday morning to celebrate National Sewing Month. The slippers will be given to local seniors and children.

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

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