Oct 20, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 10/20/2009

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

About People:

Pine Tree students take home awards at state fair
KLTV 7 Tyler
Tue, 13 Oct 2009
Inspired by photography? Have a secret pickle recipe? Good with a sewing machine
? Pine Tree students answered the call with help from their HS Art teacher, Amy Brown.

Serendipity, many surprises reasons to sew
Bangor Daily News Mon, 12 Oct 2009
It's done at last. I put the finishing touches on a black linen sequined and embroidered jacket I sewed. No, I didn't stitch on by hand thousands of sequins or do the embroidery -- those embellishments were part and parcel of the fabric.

Designers blend old fabrics into new clothes
The Tuscaloosa News
Thu, 15 Oct 2009
By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer Artists Marilyn Gordon and Lillie Mack are designing clothing with a history. Gordon and Mack create new pieces of clothing by sewing together pieces of old jeans and donated pieces of fabric.

Brush Sew N Vac takes over old Duckwall's site in Brush
The Fort Morgan Times
Thu, 15 Oct 2009
Owned and operated by a family that has been in the sewing business for nearly 40 years, Brush Sew N Vac offers sales and service of a broad range of machines.

KC Biker Artist Paints Quilt Machines
KSHB-TV Kansas City
Thu, 15 Oct 2009
Patriotic designs on industrial sized sewing machines
painted by a local artist are part of a ceremonial opening of a quilting convention honoring America's service members.

Dressing for the hook, line and sinker
Toronto Star
Fri, 16 Oct 2009
Menswear designer Philip Sparks has traded his sewing kit for a tackle box.

A lost art
Kentucky New Era
Fri, 16 Oct 2009
When Bobby Huddleston answers the phone at his store, Barryâs Sewing Machine
and Vacuum Co., callers frequently ask, Is this Barry?

Sew so good
The Mining Journal
Mon, 19 Oct 2009
ISHPEMING - Every Wednesday, they meet to knit, stitch, iron and braid their way one step closer to being ready for the annual St. Joseph Church bazaar. The ladies of the St. Joseph Sewing Circle have been contributing items for more than 20 years to the church bazaar, which itself has been held for more than 60 year.

About Businesses:

Storm update: Sewing shop at Coddingtown Mall suffers damage
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Tue, 13 Oct 2009
BY MARTIN ESPINOZA THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Heavy rains caused damage at Coddingtown Mall Tuesday when rain soaked tiles and water cascaded onto merchandise. It was raining as hard in here as was outside in the morning,â said John Furtado, owner of
Village Sewing Center. We've been here eight years at this location and it's leaked every single year.

A stitch in time
Guardian Unlimited
Fri, 16 Oct 2009
In these straitened times, sewing has become unexpectedly fashionable. Should feminists be worried? No, argues Amanda Vickery â domestic crafts need to be rescued from the condescension of posterity

Woman keeping 'old art' of sewing alive with classes
The Daily Sentinel
Fri, 16 Oct 2009
Julie Larsen likes to think of sewing as an old art.


October 13 friends and neighbors
The Ames Tribune
Tue, 13 Oct 2009
Sewing Guild Workshop on pattern design Pattern designer Lyla Messenger will be the presenter for the Central Iowa Sewing Guildâs fall event at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huxley.

Studio tour opens art doors
YorkRegion.com News | Richmond Hill
Sun, 18 Oct 2009
It's not often you are able to witness the creation of local art. Watching someone brush paint over a canvas, or sew thread into a quilt; the finished product is often only what is seen and appreciated.

Giving Back:

Girl Scouts sew hope for Honduran children
Bellevue Leader
Tue, 13 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.

Volunteers Make Quilts Of Valor For Soldiers, Veterans
Uptown Gazette
Wed, 14 Oct 2009
QUILTING. Kailey Rendon and Kim Carroll share thread at last year's Quilts of Valor event. âGazette file photo When Max Rooney and Ebru Altuner â both seniors at
Wilson High School â signed up for last yearâs Quilts of Valor event, neither of them knew how to sew.

Homemakers host volunteering event
Hendricks County Flyer
Fri, 16 Oct 2009
The Hendricks County Extension Homemaker Volunteer Community Support Committee hosts Make a Difference Day twice each year. The day is spent sewing bibs, puppy pillows, neck pillows, and baby blankets for area hospitals.

Montville women sewing for a cause
Daily Record
Sun, 18 Oct 2009
MONTVILLE For the past five years, members of the Montville Township Women's Club have hand-stitched more than 4,300 pillows for a special cause.

Pa. women sew up plan to ship 100 quilts to troops
The Evening Sun
Sun, 18 Oct 2009
EDITOR'S NOTE Although the QuiltMakers of Boyertown have finished their project to sew 100 quilts, organizers say assistance with funding for postage to ship the quilts overseas is appreciated. Checks may be made payable to the QuiltMakers of Boyertown and sent to
P.O. Box 214, Boyertown, PA 19512.

How To:

Create homemade costumes with a few inexpensive items
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sat, 17 Oct 2009
Here are some simple no-sew costume ideas for your children, guaranteed to rock the party, from Family Fun magazine. For more ideas, including a mermaid, octopus, tiger or jellyfish, go to www.familyfun.go.com/magazine.

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

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