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
It all comes together

It all comes together

The email came in at 7pm last night….we had sent a preliminary update to a local center where we offer classes with a new class idea a few months back, tentatively suggesting today as a starting date. But we hadn’t heard anything….so we figured it... read more
Fixin’ machines!

Fixin’ machines!

Volunteers came together this past Saturday to work on the machines that have been donated. Wow, did we have machines!! Our amazing volunteers helped organize, check, and inventory machines all day long. At the same time, in the same church, our local American Sewing... read more
Local Classes-Teaching and Learning

Local Classes-Teaching and Learning

This summer we’ve offered two class series here in Madison. Our wonderful instructor, Rebecca Sites teaches  both series–1 in Spanish at the Catholic Multicultural Center and 1 through a translator to Hmong women at the Bayview Center. Both classes wrapped... read more