Oct 11, 2010

Sewing Over the Wire 10/11/10

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





ABOUT PEOPLE
Josie Russell exhibits textile images of her beloved Snowdonia
Daily Mail Tue, 05 Oct 2010
Fourteen years on from the horrific hammer attack, she is revealing her artistic talent to the world with textile works she creates with scissors and sewing machine from scraps of unwanted fabric. 

Awards & Achievers
The Springfield News-Leader Thu, 07 Oct 2010
Merrily Parker of Merrily We Quilt Along, an authorized dealer for BERNINA, one of the world's largest and most esteemed sewing machine companies, was awarded the BERNINA 2009 Rookie of the Year Award.

Tickled pink about my dress
Detroit Free Press Sun, 03 Oct 2010
I can't sew. I can't sketch. And yet -- paging Tim Gunn! -- I've designed a dress. A strapless party dress with a fitted bodice and a very full skirt -- thanks to 10 yards of pink crinoline -- that ends just below the knee. It's size 14 because that's the size of the average American woman.  


Marie Osmond writes how-to book about sewing gifts for loved ones
Reality TV World Sat, 02 Oct 2010
Marie Osmond has penned a how-to book about sewing gifts for loved ones, publishers Martingale & Co. said Tuesday. "Marie Osmond's Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends" is to be released Nov. 9.

Spreading comfort, one pillowcase at a time
The Ocala Star-Banner Sun, 03 Oct 2010
In an upstairs sunlit room at Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church, the whir of sewing machines mingles with happy chatter as a small group of women create colorful pillowcases for children who have cancer.


Laguna Beach group sews dresses for orphans
Laguna News Post Wed, 06 Oct 2010
LAGUNA BEACH  Women at Laguna Presbyterian Church are giving simple materials, a little sewing know-how and about 45 minutes of time to spread hope among girls in Africa. The church's sewing group is working with Little Dresses for Africa, a...

The colors of money
The Register-Guard Tue, 05 Oct 2010
Duck football isnât big business just for the University of Oregon. Ask Ted Norman. The co-owner of Identity by Sew On, which produces screen print and embroidered apparel, does some big business with the UO producing Duck shirts and other items. Business is good enough that the Springfield company boosted 


Quilters sew up laughter & help for others
Hancock County Journal-Pilot Tue, 05 Oct 2010
A group of women from Sts. Peter and Paul Church gather every Thursday at the Nauvoo Knights of Columbus building. While they share food, conversation and laughs, their hands are busy cutting, pinning, stitching and quilting. 


Women Sewing Together Annapolis History
FOX 5 Washington D.C. Mon, 04 Oct 2010
Every Monday and Thursday - a core group of about eight women gathers at Mary Ann Brown's living room. They are connected now by a three-panel tapestry that will eventually stretch 18 feet depicting 300 years of Annapolis history. 


Apollo Beach sewing group shares common thread
South Shore News & Tribune Wed, 06 Oct 2010
A group of women at a local church gather on Wednesdays to do some sewing. They have since 2002. 


Volunteers make a difference. Are you ready to join them?
Nevada Appeal Wed, 06 Oct 2010
Maria O'Neill, a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club, poses with members outside the club. She teaches sewing skills there.

Sewing Stories
North Bay Bohemian Thu, 07 Oct 2010
When Lynn Nottage's hard-hitting period drama Intimate Apparel first appeared in 2003, it had been eight years since her debut with the lovely, adolescent-themed Crumbs at the Table of Joy . Just when the theater world had all but forgotten this once-promising young playwright, Intimate Apparel came along, and nothing has been the same for Nottage since. 


ABOUT BUSINESS
  Shaping successful stitchers
Spokane Journal of Business Thu, 07 Oct 2010
Carrie Jarvis, owner of The Top Stitch, a sewing shop in the Garland District, has been sewing since the age of nine and says she feels driven to teach others how.

Sewing academy opens; Goal is to help others learn to sew
The Morning Sun Sun, 10 Oct 2010
Dr. Sandra Howell was looking for someone to teach her daughter to sew. 


EVENTS
Museum hosts mother-daughter sewing
Lisle Reporter Wed, 06 Oct 2010
The Downers Grove Park District is hosting an afternoon for mothers and daughters to sew together.

Fair exhibits present contrasts in lifestyles
The Lewiston Sun Journal Thu, 07 Oct 2010
FRYEBURG â Where else can you see the oldest and the newest? Take a look inside the museum buildings at THE Fryeburg Fair and youâll see 150-year-old farm implements, the first chain saws ever built, and sewing machines that are 100 years old and still running.

GIVING BACK
Fallen heroes honored with memorial quilt
U.S. Marine Corps Thu, 07 Oct 2010
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. With more than four thousand hours dedicated to sewing, almost six thousand fallen heroesâ names are now recognized in eight beautifully-woven quilts displayed in their honor.

O'Hara woman's sewing projects comfort sick children
Valley News Dispatch Mon, 04 Oct 2010
The hand-sewn muslin dolls that pepper Elena Baseman's Colquitt Road home aren't waiting for shipment to upscale boutiques. Instead, they will go to poor villages where they might be the only toy a child ever owns. 

Quilts for soldiers needs to sew up some volunteers
The Galesburg Register-Mail Sun, 10 Oct 2010
Linda Wieck of Plymouth, Wis., had no way of knowing the Camo Quilt Project was born in April 2006 when her son-in-law asked her to make him a quilt when he was first deployed to Iraq. The project, in which volunteers make free quilts for members of the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, has expanded to Galesburg.  

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