Jan 25, 2010

Sewing Over The Wire 01/25/10

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

Project Runway:
Project Runway: Season 7 Premiere
Reality TV Magazine
Thu, 21 Jan 2010
Project Runway is back with the premiere of a new season as Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn and the gang are going back to their roots in
New York. With 16 new contestants fighting for a chance at having their line launched with a $50k tech suite and $100k from Loreal, let the sewing wars begin.

Project Runway: Beautiful Burlap
Reality TV Magazine
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:25 PM PST
Tonight on an all new episode of Project Runway on Lifetime, our 15 remaining contestants sew it out in a battle of the burlap! We start to see drama unfold and personalities begin to clash as surprises are thrown at the contestantsâ¦who will be able to hold up under the pressure and who is ready

Sewing History:
From Buggy Whips to Computer Chips: Janome America Celebrates 150 Years of Sewing
Tue, 19 Jan 2010
MAHWAH, NJ--(Marketwire -
January 19, 2010) - 150 years of evolution is a long time for any industry. In 1860, the Pony Express was established; written communication has certainly come a long way since then. At the same time, clipper ships transformed Trans-Atlantic travel, shortening the sometimes months-long journey to fourteen days. A fourteen-day ocean cruise is now considered a luxury ...

About People:
Artist uses needle, thread and fabric to create museum-quality, original images
The Patriot Ledger
Thu, 21 Jan 2010
For the past 20 years, Virginia Fresina, a mother and homemaker, has found fulfillment in sewing art for the world to see. Her studio is in

Holmes Valley Quilters
Chipley Bugle
Sat, 23 Jan 2010
The first meeting of the new year for the Holmes Valley Quilters Guild was held January 21. During "Sew-N-Tell" everyone shared what they had been working on over the past month.

Winning design for Community Belle Dress contest revealed
The Wilmington Star-News
Sat, 23 Jan 2010
By Amanda Greene Amanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com It's taken three months, about 1,000 votes, 16 yards of organza and cotton and 16 hours of sewing to complete the StarNews-sponsored dress for the 2010 Azalea Festival.

Fonder offers quilt space
The Argus Leader
Sun, 24 Jan 2010
Fonder's Quilt'n Corner will open this week right next to Fonder Sewing Machine Co
. at 2130 W. 41st St. The new space has a large classroom with a longarm quilting machine in it to allow for Fonder's to have more events and larger classes. The business will offer certification courses in using a longarm, which is a sewing machine with a frame to do larger quilts. Once people are certified ...

Economy Related:
Production Resuming at Hanesbrands Inc. Contract Sewing Operations in Haiti as Company Donates an Additional $2.2 ... Finanzen.net Fri, 22 Jan 2010
Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) today announced that production has resumed at its Haitian contract sewing operations affected by the Jan. 12 ...

4-H leaders worry about future of program
Star Beacon
Fri, 22 Jan 2010
The 218 volunteers with the countyâs 4-H Club program are on pins and needles these days, and itâs not because they lead sewing clubs.

Giving Back:
The million pillowcase challenge
Laramie Boomerang
Wed, 20 Jan 2010
Quilters in Laramie are wielding their sewing machines
in the name of charity this weekend, joining a national movement that aims to create a million pillowcases in 2010.

Making a difference with comforting covers for kids
Portland Tribune
Thu, 21 Jan 2010
A sewing machine brigade invaded Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Monday for an action-packed day of service honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. An army of nearly 100 volunteers tirelessly worked to sew, pin, trim, tie-off and decorate scores of homemade blankets. Their mission was to help ...

Woman and friends make quilts for Haiti victims
Fri, 22 Jan 2010
For almost half her life, 66-year-old Betty Ekle has made dozens of friends in a club of women who sew weekly. ``We share tips and inspiration,'' said Ekle, who lives in
Miramar but travels to North ...

Senior Sewers provide warmth and comfort
Valencia County News-Bulletin
Sat, 23 Jan 2010
The Del Rio Senior Sewers of Belen are generous hearted local women who use their sewing skills to provide quilts to soldiers, Blue Star mothers, the terminally ill, fire victims, and victims of domestic abuse. They have even given quilts to senators and visiting dignitaries.

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

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