Katie’s buttons travel to Cuba

Katie’s buttons travel to Cuba

Katie Schultz Stout. Her name makes me smile. Katie was one of the very first members of The Sewing Machine Project board of directors. Wise, funny, compassionate--Katie was a clear, kind voice on the board for 8 years. And Katie gave her heart and soul to the...

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Begin and end with gratitude

Begin and end with gratitude

It's December and to many nonprofit organizations that means asking for donations. The Sewing Machine Project is no exception. We exist on the donations of individuals and small foundations around the country...without them we simply would not be. And so, today, I am...

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So  long, dear Katie

So long, dear Katie

Today we say good bye to Katie Schultz Stout. I got to know Katie through our mutual work at Hans Sewing Center. Katie taught sewing of every kind imaginable. A teacher and a learner, if Katie didn't know how to make something, she delighted in figuring it out. When I...

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Thank you, Home Savings Bank!

Thank you, Home Savings Bank!

Recently I received an email from Home Savings--a locally owned bank here in Madison. Were we interested in participating in Humanity 365,  a contest highlighting local charities, with a chance to win $1000? Well, why not?, I thought. The ap was submitted, the rules...

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Thank you, Baby Lock!

Thank you, Baby Lock!

The Latino Commission on Aids is dedicated to resolving the HIV crisis in the Latino community, through providing compassionate, comprehensive and culturally competent support services. They're based in Brooklyn, NY. When they launched their new Oasis Wellness Center...

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YouMe Clothing-So Unique!

YouMe Clothing-So Unique!

When we received the application for sewing machines from YouMe Clothing we couldn't help but smile. It's such a unique and beautiful idea! I asked Lauren Wallis, YouMe's Founder, for a brief update: "YOUME Clothing is a nonprofit that exists to empower communities...

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