Aug 23, 2010

Sewing Over the Wire 8/23/10

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


 New touch-screen machine revolutionizes quilting
WKRN Nashville Tue, 17 Aug 2010
The world's largest sewing machine company has created a product that allows quilters to work with more efficiency and ease.


Julia Roberts loves sewing, knitting
The Times of India Sun, 22 Aug 2010 23:46 PM PDT
Julia Roberts has revealed she loves to sew and knit when she wants some quiet time to herself away from her family.
Actress Julia Roberts has revealed she loves to sew and knit when she wants some quiet time to herself away from her family. 
Julia Roberts loves sewing
MusicRooms Sun, 22 Aug 2010
The Eat, Pray, Love actress  who has five-year old twins Hazel and Phinneaus and three year-old Henry with husband Danny Moder  has created a craft room in her house where she retreats to when she needs quiet time away from her family.

 
Talking Business: Shop gives new life to old leather
The Daily News Sun, 22 Aug 2010
Cindy Hardin's specialized sewing machines and extra zippers andclasps have been a staple for 10 years at her home-based leatherrepair business. 




Elka Karl - designer, writer, mom - taps niche
San Francisco Chronicle Sun, 22 Aug 2010
Even while earning her master's degree in fiction from Texas State University, Elka Karl knew that "my heart's always been filled with more domestic concerns," she said. During breaks from working on her thesis, she would sew quilts and curtains, build bed... Texas State UniversityâSan Marcos - Master's degree - Writer - United States - Texas 


Be trendy and just a little over the top at Sew Select
Hattiesburg American Fri, 20 Aug 2010
Vibrant bolts of fabric greet customers who walk into the Sew Select store at 4400 Hardy St. in the Westwood Shopping Center.


 Sew away the stress
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Thu, 19 Aug 2010
A new exhibition at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder focussed on a tradition not associated with the dust and dirt of the goldfields - quilting. 


 Wigwam Festival owes debt to tribe's Sewing Society
The Day Thu, 19 Aug 2010 23:13 PM PDT
They darned and baked and no doubt kibitzed. They also revived the Mohegan Tribe's green corn festival, decided who could become chief and kept the tribe's reservation and culture intact when things got tough in the late 1800s. 


Let it Sew: Guild to make Christmas stockings for troops
Murrysville Star Thu, 19 Aug 2010
Mary Ann Rau wants local sewing enthusiasts to start thinking of Christmas a few months early this year.



What's going on
Detroit Free Press Thu, 19 Aug 2010
"Show Your Support Bra Challenge" is accepting creatively decorated bras for the 17th annual American Sewing Expo Sept. 24-26 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi. 


Turn ugly dresses into nice ones for $1
Y! Green via Yahoo! News Wed, 18 Aug 2010
Marisa Lynch set herself a challenge: Transform 365 unattractive frocks in 365 days, for $365. Just before her 30th birthday, she got laid off. To some, losing a job means hitting the streets with a resume or wallowing in grief. But for Marisa, it meant getting the sewing machine out and upcycling thrifted fashions. 



Jo-Ann Rewards Creativity
Marketwire Wed, 18 Aug 2010
HUDSON, OH--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) - Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores ( NYSE : JAS ) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2010 Jo-Ann Decades Sweepstakes. Irene Fernandez from Miami, Florida has been selected as the craft winner and Janet Stultz from Woodstock, Virgina has been selected as the sewing winner. Fernandez and Stultz each won prize packages worth more than $1,800. 


Sewing machine manufacturers plan world domination
The Pitch Tue, 17 Aug 2010
Title: The Fashion Machine News Date: March and May of 2010 Publisher: The Nippon Sewing Machine News, Osaka Discovered: Mailed, from Japan, to the former occupant of the building now housing The Pitch



Mother-daughter pairs sew pillowcases for ailing children
Irvine World News Mon, 16 Aug 2010
IRVINE â Dozens of mother-daughter pairs from Irvine gathered at a modern-day sewing bee Monday to make pillowcases for ailing children.Volunteers from the Vista Irvine chapter of the National Charity League ironed fabric, sewed up pillowcases and... 


Crafters should learn to let go of the old
Omaha World-Herald Tue, 17 Aug 2010
Sometimes we call it the guest bedroom. Sometimes itâs the office or the sewing room. The truth is, the room we assign a lot of uses to is often so full of stuff itâs good for nothing. 


Bishop Hill shows historic threads
The Galesburg Register-Mail Sun, 15 Aug 2010
Debi Andrews learned to use an electric sewing machine before she was in Kindergarten. At age 60, sheâs gone back in time, using an 1810 Singer hand-cranked sewing machine to stitch prairie bonnets. Andrews, from Roach, near Normal, sat in the shade of a tree at Bishop Hill Sunday, showing children how the machine works. She was taking part in the fourth annual Bishop Hill Clay and Fiber ...


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