Aug 30, 2010

Sewing Over the Wire 8/30/10

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







ABOUT PEOPLE
How-to workshops in St. Charles teach sewing, styles
Suburban Journals Tue, 24 Aug 2010
Inside the DIY Style Workshop in St. Charles, there's a whirl of sewing, designing and teaching happening most days of the week



MATERIAL GALS
The Indiana Gazette Tue, 24 Aug 2010
The Material Gals sewing group of the Presbyterian Church of Marion recently made baby quilts for newborns in the region.


BestKnittingandSewing.com: A Blog All About Knitting and Sewing
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 25 Aug 2010
BestKnittingandSewing.com has published new pages about famous knitters, the history of the sewing machine, and knitting patterns for children.  


SewAndQuiltQueen -- Launches New Series of Pages
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 25 Aug 2010
SewAndQuiltQueen launches new content to include information about sewing, knitting, quilting and other textile crafts. 



  Fall River business owner relocates sewing school to her home
Fall River Herald News Wed, 25 Aug 2010
Thereâs a hole on Second Street. The hole isnât a pothole. Itâs the empty building where Debbieâs School of Sewing was in business for 22 years, teaching the mysteries of basting, backstitiching, straight-stitching and overlocking to women (and some men) who decided that sewing was a good skill to have. 


Schmidt wins sewing award, to attend Clermont County sewing camp
Community Press & Recorder Fri, 27 Aug 2010
JoEllen Schmidt, a 15-year-old 4-Her, received the prestigious Junior Master Clothing Educators of Ohio Award during the recent Ohio State Fair 4-H Clothing Judging. 


Quilting a layer of comfort for injured soldiers
Baltimore Sun Fri, 27 Aug 2010
Harford County group sews their appreciation one square at a time Every other week, quilters gather in a sun-drenched community room that overlooks their Harford County homes. They will spend a few hours sewing and socializing ever aware they are stitching with a purpose.
  

Group sewing up projects
Wahoo Newspaper Sat, 28 Aug 2010
CERESCO â Each month, a group of women come together in Ceresco, each with separate projects but also with a single purpose.


Oklahoma historical sites celebrate dedication of pioneer women
The Oklahoman Sat, 28 Aug 2010
Oklahoma Historical Society exhibits and activities show how pioneer women worked hard to cook, wash and sew clothes, and even make quilts while keeping their homes clean.



ABOUT BUSINESS
Research and Markets: Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Shirt (Except Work Shirt) Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and Its ...
Business Wire Mon, 23 Aug 2010
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/af6e80/mens_and_boys_cu) has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Shirt (except Work Shirt) Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [2010 Edition]" to their offering. The Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew


Jo-Ann Stores raises profit forecast; shares surge
Market Watch Thu, 26 Aug 2010
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Jo-Ann Stores Inc. jumped nearly 15% after the retailer raised its fiscal-year outlook on improving profit margins and strong demand for sewing supplies. The Hudson, Ohio-based company said it now expect to earn $3.20 to $3.35 a share for fiscal 2011, versus its prior range of $2.95 to $3.10 a share. Same-store sales are expected to increase 3% to 4% for the ...


Younger quilters are a boon to couple's business
The Canton Repository Mon, 30 Aug 2010
The owners of a local fabric shop say their recovery from the recession is being aided by a renewed interest in sewing. Terry and Ed Simon, owners of Angelics ... A Quilterâs Haven in Canton Township are capitalizing on that interest by offering beginner sewing and quilting classes.



GIVING BACK
Tireless State Fair quilters zip past goal
The Des Moines Register Mon, 23 Aug 2010
Volunteers stitched 253 quilts at the popular Sew-In for Kids at this yearâs Iowa State Fair, well beyond the goal of 200 quilts that organizers set.
 

Angels of Mercy Sew Dresses for Impoverished Girls
13WHAM Rochester Wed, 25 Aug 2010
Rochester, N.Y. -- A group of local women is changing lives half a world away, one dress at a time.



 Parkland women sew quilts for families of slain police officers
Tacoma News Tribune Sat, 28 Aug 2010
Time, the women at Parkland Parish Quilt Co. know, does not heal all wounds. But with time, skill and fabric, they are offering comfort to people whose pain, they know, will never be completely healed.




EVENTS
Expo includes âbra challenge' to fight cancer
Novi News Thu, 26 Aug 2010
The American Sewing Expo will take place at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi Friday, Sept. 24-26. The event features reality sewing competitions, one-of-a-kind fabrics and supplies at over 300 vendor booths, fashion style shows, hands-on workshops, classes, contests, demonstrations, techniques and creative tips for beginner and veteran crafters for sewing, quilting, home
 


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