Jul 6, 2010

Sewing Over The Wire - 7/6/2010

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

Enjoy your reading.

Project Runway:
Blogging Project Runway - The Original Project Runway Fan Blog

Come join us and cast a vote for your favorite look in one of Project Runway Season 8's challenges. Stop by our designers' showcase on Sunday, ...

About People:
Sewing Leads To Self-Sufficiency For Refugees
KMGH 7 Denver Mon, 05 Jul 2010 15:45 PM PDT
Think of the one thing you'd need to start a new life, and a sewing machine probably doesn't come to mind. But 7news reporter Doug Schepman found, for some refugees who've fled to Colorado, sewing can be a catalyst for rebuilding their lives.

I've seen a few reviews on this book. All that I've read people love this book - I'm going to have to pick it up.
Sewing Serendipity Book Review
BellaOnline Mon, 05 Jul 2010 05:09 AM PDT
Schoolteacher turned pattern designer Kay Whitt has released her first book of designs, Sewing Serendipity. If you want to learn how to make unique, stylish garments that fit well, this is a book you won't want to miss.

Savvy Shopper: New store patterns crafting's popularity
Greensboro News & Record Sun, 04 Jul 2010 00:00 AM PDT
GREENSBORO  â Economic tough times didn't deter two friends from opening a fabrics and gifts store. Far from it. "People got back to their roots," said Debbie Galdo, who along with Dawn Clement opened Sew Heavenly Fabrics & Gifts (2417-B Lawndale Drive; 404-3638) in May. "They want to learn how to make things with their hands." read more

Pat Headen leaving Hartsdale Fabrics (mostly) after 40 years
The Journal News Sat, 03 Jul 2010 23:43 PM PDT
HARTSDALE â After four decades of teaching all there is to know about sewing while operating one of Westchester County's largest fabrics retailers, longtime Hartsdale Fabrics owner Pat Headen is officially retiring.

Children develop sewing, cooking skills at camp
The Lonoke Democrat Fri, 02 Jul 2010 21:44 PM PDT
The Lonoke County Cooperative Extension Service held a Breads âNâ Threads Day Camp on June 24-30 to teach boys and girls basic cooking and sewing skills.

BOOK/MAGAZINE: Marla Miller Unfurls the Myth of Betsy Ross and the First Flag
All About Jazz Thu, 01 Jul 2010 14:48 PM PDT
George Washington didn't chop down a cherry tree. And just maybe Betsy Ross didn't sew the first flag. Happy Fourth! In her myth-busting biography Betsy Ross and the Making of America, historian Marla Miller sets the record straight on the history surrounding one of the most famous women of the Colonial era. Along the way, Miller drums up a stirring and fascinating portrait of politics and

An unstoppable urge to create
The Wenatchee World Thu, 01 Jul 2010 08:56 AM PDT
This says a lot about the passion Martha Flores has for making art: Not even Catholic nuns at her elementary school could squelch her desire to create. And they tried. Flores, 63, remembers the nuns at her El Salvadoran school giving her grief for drawing in class when she should have been doing what the nuns considered to be more productive work, like embroidering or sewing.

Half Moon Bay Review
Today's News-Herald Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:34 PM PDT
Jillian Danielson Photo/Special to the News-Herald Above, Brianna Washington and Kaitlin Loftus (background) learn to sew a purse made out of empty fruit juice pouches Tuesday afternoon at the Girl Scout Camp under way at Mohave Community College this week.

Program teaches blind students life skills in Helena
KAJ Flathead Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:48 PM PDT
HELENA - Woodworking, sewing, using the computer - for the seeing world, these things are often taken for granted, but these are just an example of the types of skills people who are blind or who have low vision are learning this summer.

About Business:
Springville police arrest Etsy.com seller on fraud charges
KSL Salt Lake City Fri, 02 Jul 2010 13:30 PM PDT
Police say Lisa McCloud failed to deliver on sewing services promised to at least nine people from around the country.

Sew Up A Tidy Profit In Jo-Ann Stores
Forbes Fri, 02 Jul 2010 09:01 AM PDT
The hobby and craft retailer is seeing an improvement in business. Look for the stock to follow.

Extra time, experience aid DAM's Style Wars winner
Denver Post Tue, 29 Jun 2010 00:22 AM PDT
Slow and steady won the race Friday at the Denver Art Museum's annual Style Wars competition Friday. Instead of working to beat the clock, a la "Project Runway," nine local fashion designers were surprised with ample time to finish tucking, draping, cutting, pinning, sewing and gluing their outfits, which were made out of recycled materials.

Giving Back:
Dedicated to volunteering
Highlands Today Sun, 04 Jul 2010 21:00 PM PDT
Zelda Kimm and her prolific sewing friends might not have donated clothing and other items to every nonprofit organization and health-care facility in Highlands County, but they have contributed to many of them.

Sewing hoping others reap comfort: Kalamazoo business joins national One Million Pillowcase Challenge
The Kalamazoo Gazette Sat, 03 Jul 2010 15:05 PM PDT
A Kalamazoo retailer didn't hesitate to step up when a national magazine challenged quilters, sewers and quilters everywhere to get 1 million pillowcases in the hands of those in need by the end of 2010.

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

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