Aug 5, 2010

Sewing Over the Wire - 8/5/10

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

Ribbon dress is spectacular
Nevada Journal Wed, 04 Aug 2010
Emily McQuiston was out of town during the Story County Fair this week, but her sewing entry was definitely in town, and was turning the heads of just about everyone who walked past it in the community building in Nevada

Revue shows 4-H'ers fashion, sewing skills
Sterling Journal-Advocate Wed, 04 Aug 2010
It was âStyle in Reviewâ at the annual 4-H Fashion Revue at Sterling High School Auditorium on Friday night. Featuring 4-Hâers in Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Encore divisions, the event is the first of the judged entries into this yearâs Logan County Fair.

Somali girls have fashion show sewn up
The Lewiston Sun Journal Tue, 03 Aug 2010 21:57 PM PDT
LEWISTON  Sahro Noor, 11, carefully guided her fabric through a humming sewing machine Monday. Instructor Kristy Ouellette watched. Perfect. I think you've got it, Ouellette said as the girl kept her eyes on her soon-to-be skirt. Make sure you take out your pins,Ouellette coached. Very good. 

Sewing good in the world: 99-year-old quilts just so she can give to needy kids
The Logan Herald Journal Sun, 01 Aug 2010
Louise Mendenhall talks about her work sewing quilts at her home outside of Richmond Monday. (Braden Wolfe/Herald Journal) 

 FALLBROOK: How fabric fruit will tell Fallbrook's story
North County Times Sun, 01 Aug 2010
FALLBROOK ---- Quilting may be a centuries-old craft, but KarenCunigan says that what she can do with a sewing machine and a dozenscraps of fabric is probably closer to art.

 Political seeds of sewing
Worcester Telegram & Gazette Sun, 01 Aug 2010
LANCASTER - By the time the last stitch is knotted next spring, the Mothertown Quilters Guild will have spent close to two years and sewn hundreds of thousands of tiny stitches into the Civil War reproduction quilt that they will raffle off on the 150th anniversary of a clash in Baltimore that is thought to be the first bloodshed of the Civil War and#8212; April 19, 2011.

Program helps low-income women become entrepreneurs
The Brownsville Herald Sat, 31 Jul 2010
PHARR  Emma Llanas makes quick work of a tear in the seat of a pair of plaid shorts. Carefully guiding the fabric through the sewing machine in her living room, her fingers dodge the bobbing needle until what was once a flaw that rendered the garment unwearable can barely be seen. 

Sewing Passion Leads To Book Deal
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Sat, 31 Jul 2010
WHEELING - As a child, Sandi Blackwell of Wheeling would take pieces of material and sew clothes for her Barbie dolls - little did she know her lifelong passion for sewing, and eventually quilting, would evolve into her signing a book deal with a national publisher and offer her a chance to sail the Caribbean on a cruise ship. 

The Charleston Gazette Sat, 31 Jul 2010
DUNBAR, W.Va. -- This is not your grandmothers senior group. They are just over a dozen women who gather daily at the Shawnee Community Center, in Dunbar, where director Armelia Pannell browbeats them into sewing wall hangings, tablecloths, chair cove... 
Young entrepreneurs create sewing, cake decorating day camp for kids
The North Bay Nugget Sat, 31 Jul 2010
Last summer, Megan Bonenfant started Sew Fine Sewing School, and longtime friend Jocelyne Begin started Cake Designs, both part of the provincial Summer Company project that funds students interested in running a summer business.[...]

Children take sewing class
The Danville Commercial-News Fri, 30 Jul 2010
The children learned the fundamentals of sewing and using a machine while putting together a colorful flip pillow. The campers also have worked on some extra projects. 

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Sparks Personal Satisfaction with Inspiration, Education and âSupply Acquisitionâ Once ...
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 29 Jul 2010
After 15 years of steady innovation and growth, Original Sewing & Quilt Expo has become known as the place to go for everything related to sewing, quilting, machine and hand embroidery, fiber and needle arts. The Expo, a public event, returns to Washington DC, Kansas City, Missouri and Minneapolis, Minnesota this autumn, with more for enthusiasts than ever before.  

On TV: And sew it begins
Tulsa World Thu, 29 Jul 2010 00:33 AM PDT
Designers try to stitch their way to the top prize on the new season of Project Runway. Host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn return with 90-minute episodes.

Greenwich man seeks to sew up a win on 'Project Runway'
Greenwich Time Wed, 28 Jul 2010
Barbara Nitke/Lifetime Television 'Project Runway' designers A.J. Thouvenot of St. Louis and Jason Troisi of Greenwich learn about their first challenge. 

Local Project Runway Designer Draws From Immigrant Roots
KITV Honolulu Thu, 29 Jul 2010 01:04 AM PDT
Son of immigrant farmers trades catfish and flower lei for sewing machines and mannequins.

 Good News: Preteen church campers sew little dresses for girl in Africa
Memphis Commercial Appeal Wed, 28 Jul 2010
hen Ruby Jackson thinks of Africa, she hears singing.
Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

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