Feb 1, 2010

Sewing Over The Wire 02/01/10

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

About People:
The Bobbin promotes 'green knitting' in Burlington
The Burlington Free Press
Mon, 25 Jan 2010
Rag rugs knitted together to soak up Vermont's January thaw can contain yesterday's hottest fashions, reams of dated fabric that sat in the sewing room for decades or denim strips from baggy jeans. And it's not only rag rugs. It's anything a creative mind can knit together.

20 years in stitches
Sequim Gazette
Mon, 25 Jan 2010
Loyal customers keep
Sequim Sewing Center open

Two men, two sewing machines work toward 'howling' success
Juneau Empire
Tue, 26 Jan 2010
WASILLA - Two local men and a couple of sewing machines
keep people recreating while showing the best of the American entrepreneurial sprit.

Good News: Gail DeWitt reaches out to people with her sewing ministry
The Muskegon Chronicle
Wed, 27 Jan 2010
Chronicle/Cory Morse Gail DeWitt, 73, is pictured inside her Muskegon Township home with pillows and tote bags she recently made for family, friends and strangers. DeWitt estimates she has given away 60,000 pillows and has lost track of how many tote bags.

Elgin woman speaks at Genoa Quilt Walk
The Courier News
Fri, 29 Jan 2010
A close-knit crowd of around 70 sewing enthusiasts gathered at Prairie State Winery, 217 W. Main St., in Genoa, on Friday afternoon to attend a presentation by Elgin quilter Ina Dews

About Businesses:
Petition asks Walmart to bring back fabric department
KIDK TV Idaho Falls
Wed, 27 Jan 2010
The Rexburg Walmart got rid of their sewing materials when the store was remodeled late last year. At the bottom of this story you can click a link to read and/or print the petition.

Sew and Quilt Shop is Now an Authorized Brother Innov-ís Dealer
PRWeb Fri, 29 Jan 2010
Brother® Sewing, Embroidery, Quilting and Crafting Machines and Accessories are Now Available to Bunnell Community

Events:
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Boosts Benefits
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
Fri, 29 Jan 2010
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo returns to the Tampa Convention Center
February 18, 19 & 20, and to Atlanta at the Gwinnett Center, March 11, 12 & 13, filled with more of everything sewing, embroidery and quilting enthusiasts crave. Ã When you attend, you may leave with something unexpected: Ã improved mental, emotional and even physical well-being.

Giving Back:
Caz 'sew-a-thon' held for Haiti
Cnylink
Mon, 25 Jan 2010
After a powerful earthquake struck
Haiti Jan. 12, people across the world came together to help any way they could. At the Cazenovia United Methodist Church, women

Quilts for a cause: Sewn with love and care
The Journal-Standard
Mon, 25 Jan 2010
During the last two weeks of January, the basement of
First United Methodist Church is transformed into a sewing shop. Participants come out once a year to spend two Mondays and Tuesdays sewing together from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can make a security blanket
KTVO Kirksville
Wed, 27 Jan 2010
You don't even have to know how to sew!

Store Sews Pillowcases For Nonprofit Groups
KMBC-TV Kansas City Fri, 29 Jan 2010
Harper's Fabric in downtown Overland Park is trying to sew up a little love into 1,000 pillowcases.

Project Linus working to provide blankets to Haiti
KRTV Great Falls
Sat, 30 Jan 2010
Project Linus, a group that works to provide blankets and quilts for Montana families in need, have decided to spend the weekend sewing for a larger community.


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