Nov 18, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 11/18/2009


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


About People:
One of Santa's elves
The Durango Herald
Thu, 12 Nov 2009
Doris Higgins sits in her sewing room surrounded by her work Thursday afternoon at her home on Balsam Avenue.


Refugees Craft New Lives For Themselves
Hartford Courant
Fri, 13 Nov 2009
Once a week at the Hartford Public Library, women from war-torn Burma, Somalia, Bosnia and Iraq meet to sew slippers and handbags, lace and traditional clothing.


Quilted treasures a feast for the eyes
The Fallbrook Village News
Thu, 12 Nov 2009
Works of art in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns were on display last week in Fallbrook Quilt Guilds Quilted Treasures 2009 show at Fallbrook Presbyterian Church. Even for those of us who dont sew, the work of many talented guild members was a treat to see, admire and touch. (White gloves were available at the entrance for anyone wanting to handle the quilts for a closer look.) The 266 ...


Sew in love
The Milton Standard-Journal Sat, 14 Nov 2009
LEWISBURG â Pat Warren holds up a cozy-looking handmade quilt in different shades of blue.


About Businesses:
BERNINA Renews Consumer Finance Agreement with GE Money
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Tue, 10 Nov 2009
KETTERING, Ohio & AURORA, Ill.----GE Money, the consumer lending unit of General Electric Company , and BERNINA, a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance sewing and embroidery systems, announced a multi-year extension of their consumer financing agreement, originally formed in 2002.


Good as new
Naples Daily News
Tue, 10 Nov 2009
In her neat-as-a-pin workroom lined with yarns, an array of sewing machines
and rows of completed alterations, Martha Snyder busies herself between attending to new jobs and fielding calls. The Colombian native just opened a clothing alteration business on Elkcam Circle Plaza near the Marco Post Office, and is beyond upbeat about the clientele she is beginning to muster for herself. Snyder ...

Quilts of Honor: Women sew 25 quilts for veterans, their survivors
The Daily News
Sat, 14 Nov 2009
The passage into death might seem cold, but Freddie Kologie and Carol Bunyard are determined to make it warmer. Using their skills as quilters, the local women provided 25 âpassage quiltsâ for the hospice portion of the
Veterans Adminstration Medical Center in Vancouver.

Events:
Quilt Sew-ciety hosting Trunk Show and Workshop Nov. 20-21
Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune
Mon, 16 Nov 2009
Members of Quilt Sew-ciety will be hosting a Trunk Show and Workshop with quilt designer, Heather Mulder-Peterson, owner of Anka's Treasures, from Spicer, Minn. The Trunk Show will be Friday, Nov. 20...


Giving Back:
Event helps provide clothing for kids at Shriners Hospital
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Tue, 10 Nov 2009
Harriet Dunlap has been sewing clothing for
Shriners Hospital for Children for more than 30 years, but they're not your typical garments. She alters clothing or creates items from scratch that better serve the kids at the hospital.

One stitch at a time, sewing group helps the needy
The Pulse-Journal
Wed, 11 Nov 2009
They meet regularly at the Harlan Twp. Fire & Rescue community room to help make a difference in the lives of those in need - and they do it all one stitch at a time.


Pennsylvania women sew up plan to ship 100 quilts to soldiers
The Patriot-News
Wed, 11 Nov 2009
BOYERTOWN, Pa. â Hundreds of hours of tedious work, huge heaps of colorful fabric and an endless amount of love and gratitude were sewn into 100 quilts crafted by members of the QuiltMakers of Boyertown , which will be on their way to troops serving in Iraq in the near future.


Mokena stuffs stockings for the troops
SouthtownStar
Thu, 12 Nov 2009
After Erin Doyle decorated a stocking last year during Mokena Park District's "Stockings For Our Troops" event, she asked the organizers what else she could do to help out. Sew some stockings for next year, they told her. So on Wednesday, the Mokena 10-year-old showed up with a stack of 25 cloth stockings she'd sewn herself and presented them to arts and crafts coordinator Petey Winkleman. "I ...
 

Albany kids stitching up a storm for Air Force pilots
WALB Albany
Fri, 13 Nov 2009
An Albany sewing class is learning more than how to sew a skirt or mend a pair of pants.


Purses have a purpose for children with cancer
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Fri, 13 Nov 2009
A Pasco County woman known for her sewing skills is doing something to help children with cancer.


Volunteers Stitch "Hugs" for Children
13 WMAZ
Macon Fri, 13 Nov 2009
Some Middle Georgia Moms and Grandmas are sewing up hugs across the mid-state. Project Linus volunteers quilt, sew and knit blankets for children in need.


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