Generation Q Magazine

Generation Q Magazine

The Sewing Machine Project is featured in the March/April 2015 issue of Generation Q Magazine. You can read it here or pick it up at your local sewing/quilt shop. What a wonderful article and what an inspiring magazine!... read more
Joy

Joy

The turnaround was fast. We heard from the First Immanuel Lutheran church about their upcoming visit to Guatemala. Could they have some machines to take along? International donations, we’ve learned, are tricky. It forces us as an organization to face what is... read more
One more class

One more class

It might have been because a couple of students had missed one class and needed to make one up but what really seemed to be happening was that the students couldn’t get enough of sewing. “Just one more class?” they asked Rebecca. And of course she... read more
Hope and Gratitude

Hope and Gratitude

It’s a chilly day here in Wisconsin and there is a box that has been shifting around in the back of my car for about a week now. Boxes arrive at our neighborhood post office for The Sewing Machine Project on a regular basis– a yellow card in my PO Box... read more
New Northport News!

New Northport News!

Beginning Sewing Classes have, well, begun! at Northport Community Center. Our enthusiastic 8 students are learning new sewing and mending skills and having a great time! We are fortunate to have our wonderful instructor, Rebecca Sites, at the helm and such great... read more
Gratitude every day

Gratitude every day

I could write a post called “Gratitude” every single day and it wouldn’t be enough. Every single day there are gifts of grace. It might be a note that arrives with a machine, sharing a story or lending support. It may be a donation from someone... read more
Gee’s Bend 2014

Gee’s Bend 2014

The drive from New Orleans to Boykin, Alabama is a long one…the landmark cities click by…Biloxi, Mobile, Creola, Thomasville, and then I arrive in Boykin, home of the Gee’s Bend Quilting Collective. Maryann Pettway comes out on the front porch to... read more
Mending Project

Mending Project

by Bird Ross… The mending… ….we hope it’s never ending! The Sewing Machine Project and the Eastside Friends of the Dharma (a service oriented organization on Madison’s east side) have gathered forces to bring Mending Night to Goodman Community Center. It is a... read more
Recent Bayview classes

Recent Bayview classes

Another beginner class recently wrapped up at Madison’s Bayview Center. A wonderful blend of Hispanic, Hmong and African women participated, learning basic sewing skills and mending. Rebecca Sites, our talented instructor was at the helm. We are excited about... read more