Oct 13, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 10/13/2009

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

About People:

Men prove quilting is sew not just for grannies
Tulsa World
Tue, 06 Oct 2009
The best quilts aren't for putting on beds, at least at Joe Galusha's house.

Make Your Baby's Room Sew Special
Wed, 07 Oct 2009
Sewing infant bedding is an easy way to put your special touch on a baby's nursery.

Designing lives: Lorraine Parish turns teacher
The Martha's Vineyard Times
Wed, 07 Oct 2009
In a twist on the old adage about a stitch in time, Vineyard Haven fashion designer Lorraine Parish launched an innovative design and sewing class last fall at just the right time for a varied group of
Island residents.

Sewing up the right fit to speed up design
Thu, 08 Oct 2009
THE Local Enterprise and Association Development (Lead) programme's grant has helped the Textile and Fashion Federation (Taff) offer better training programmes to help members stay competitive in a cut-throat industry.

R Kelly Tour Enjoys Dramatic Moulin Rouge, Custom Designed Concert Draperies From Drapery Providers Rent What? Inc and ...
PRWeb via Yahoo! News
Fri, 09 Oct 2009
R Kelly will perform in front of a dramatic re-creation of the original Moulin Rouge stage drape. This elaborately detailed drape is just one of the many unique stage drapery pieces available thru concert drapery rental provider Rent What? Inc. This unusual drapery element was painstakingly reproduced by Sew What? Inc, a leading theatrical drapery manufacturer in the

Arts and AntiquesBack to the 1970s: Halloween costume trends for 2009
The Phoenix
Sat, 10 Oct 2009
Getting ready for Halloween? Are you and your children busily choosing easy-to-sew patterns for this year's costumes? My mother was much more skilled at cleaning and cooking than she was at sewing. So, I recall many a Halloween night when my costume of choice (my only choice, really) was to be a ghost for Halloween.

Economy Related:

Sewing rivals needle on Web sites: Plymouth embroidery firm sues
Pioneer Press Sun, 11 Oct 2009
As the lawsuit alleges, theirs is a cutthroat business where the stakes can be high and the ethics can be low. Companies filch designs from others, defame competitors and pepper the courts with claims and counterclaims.


Quilting popular at Fryeburg Fair
The Lewiston Sun Journal
Wed, 07 Oct 2009
Leslie H. Dixon/Sun Journal Marion Amos of
Dedham, Mass., right, and her friend Bonnie Kenyon of South Royalton, Vt., watch Chris Murphy of Portage hand sew a quilt Tuesday at the Fryeburg Fair's farm museum.

Extension to offer sewing class
The Ottawa Times
Thu, 08 Oct 2009 20:21
PONTIAC รข The Livingston County Home and Community Education Association will offer a sewing class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Livingston County Extension office, 1412 S. Locust St. The class will be for adults

Giving Back:

Girl Scouts sew hope for Honduran children
Bellevue Leader
Sat, 10 Oct 2009
When Becky Bagwell returned home from a mission trip to Honduras in July, she knew what she wanted to do for a Girl Scout project.

Monday, October 12, 2009
Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sun, 11 Oct 2009
Support Our Soldiers, S.O.S., will meet Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make cool ties and helmet coolers for the soldiers at war. The community's help is needed in the assembly of these items. The workshop is sponsored by American Sewing Guild. Materials are supplied by the guild.

How To:

'Sewing spool' furniture is considered folk art
The Wichita Eagle
Fri, 09 Oct 2009
Recycling isn't a new idea. Our ancestors reused bits of cloth for quilts, made clothing out of flour bags, and used old cigar boxes to make chip-carved picture frames and boxes. Their rule was "waste not, want not," so it's not surprising that the bare wooden spools left after thread was used seemed too practical to ignore.

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

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Cindy,

    I just wanted to say how nice it was to get a Google Alert that you featured our company on your blog. As the General Manager of Sew What? Inc. (we manufactured the R. Kelly Moulin Rouge drapes), I am always interested in reading about other sewing companies. Unfortunately, I myself am only a very novice sewer - I wish there was a class like yours here in Southern California.

    If you are interested, I run the Sew What? Inc. blog - feel free to stop by and check out some of my posts on other types of stage drapes.

    Regards - Lynda Vaughn