Love: A Year End Report

Love: A Year End Report

It’s the end of the year–our 10th Anniversary Year–and along with everyone else, I’m wrapping up budgets and reports necessary at year’s end. But I keep getting distracted. Because throughout the piles and folders and reports and receipts... read more
Your Precious Gifts

Your Precious Gifts

A note arrived recently: “Please accept this donation in honor of my mother. She loved to sew and she would love knowing that her love inspired me to make it possible for someone else to sew.” This gift, given so graciously through our Forget Me Not... read more
We are all volunteers

We are all volunteers

I ask a lot of our volunteers. I’m not gonna lie. Since the very beginning, generous souls have come forward offering themselves, their time, to The Sewing Machine Project. I throw “opportunities” out there on a regular basis and people always... read more
Please Join Me!

Please Join Me!

I’ll be making a presentation at the Monona Public Library this coming Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30PM. Please join me and a sweet group of folks for more info on mending communities, a fun project and snacks from Whole Foods. You can learn more and preregister... read more
Kindness

Kindness

The petite brown envelope sat alone in the Sewing Machine Project post office box. Apart from the neat handwriting in its address there was nothing out of the ordinary about it. Running late, I picked it out quickly and headed for the car. But somehow I just had to... read more
Mending in the Community

Mending in the Community

Our Mending Nights at Madison’s Goodman Community Center could be called a lot of things. They’re useful, to be sure, and functional. Held on the first, third and fifth (if there is one!) Wednesday of each month, the booth can be found in the lobby of the... read more
Intimate Gifts

Intimate Gifts

“Have you received my package yet?”, the email read. I hadn’t. Not that it hadn’t arrived, I just hadn’t picked it up from the post office yet. I let the donor know I’d get it soon…

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Finding community

Finding community

I’d love to share photos from yesterday’s volunteer sewing day. But there aren’t any. We were too busy sewing. And talking. And laughing. And sharing ideas.

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Aha Moment!

Aha Moment!

Mutual of Omaha has a cool campaign going! They’re sending an Airstream trailer around the country and talking to people about the Aha Moments in their lives. They contacted me to see if I’d like to do an interview and I was thrilled to say yes.

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Thank you, ASG!

Thank you, ASG!

The relationship between the Sewing Machine Project and The American Sewing Guild goes back a few years. Kind of makes sense, doesn’t it, for a nonprofit focused on sewing and sewing machines to collaborate with a national group promoting the love of all things... read more

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The Healing Power of Sewing

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