Focus on Donors: Third Stage Bags

Focus on Donors: Third Stage Bags

Cecilia Plum is a name that sounds like music to me. When I received a message through the Sewing Machine Project website recently asking me to contact her I had to look back through my files to see where I’d heard the name before. Sure enough, there she was in our...

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Focus on Donors: Erika Barratt Design

Focus on Donors: Erika Barratt Design

The phone call from Erika Barratt came out of the blue. Driving along in rural Arkansas, on a sewing machine delivery trip, I picked up my phone to hear Erika's lyrical voice. She introduced herself and told me a little bit about her business. Her description alone...

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Thank you, MGE!

Thank you, MGE!

A decade ago I made a presentation about The Sewing Machine Project to local business people, I shared our wish list as well, noting that "we sure could use some storage space for sewing machines!" A gentleman named Jim stepped forward and offered to help. An...

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Sewing and Healing

Sewing and Healing

When sharing The Sewing Machine Project with others I often struggle to find the words to convey the depth of connection within this organization. Though we began with a simple wish to gather and share machines, I've learned over the years that the connections, the...

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Winter, Wisconsin

Winter, Wisconsin

The ladies in Winter, Wisconsin are sewing up a storm. This time of year, it's probably a snowstorm!! A recent article in the Sawyer County Gazette shared details of the sewing program. I've included the text from the article here as there is no online link.        ...

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Well, hello there, Eldredge!

Well, hello there, Eldredge!

We meet regularly at The Sewing Machine Project to look over and prepare machines that have been donated to us--machines that are en route to their next home. Many cases are familiar, even before opening. I often look and think "oh, I know what you are!" before I even...

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Wing and a prayer

Wing and a prayer

The idea came to me so vividly. We would soon be traveling to Houston for the International Quilt Festival to set up a booth and share The Sewing Machine Project. Houston. And every sewing machine brand would be at the Festival as well. Houston. Hurricane Harvey....

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Beauty-Full Bags from Bluefig

Beauty-Full Bags from Bluefig

Let me just start by saying that Bluefig makes great bags. Designed with crafters and sewers in mind, the bags are strong and beautiful, thoughtfully-designed and just plain fun! While admiring the bags at a trade show I got talking to Will Macia who runs the company....

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