Women’s Day

Women’s Day

Though The Sewing Machine Project has no gender specific policy, most of the machines we distribute go to women. Since the beginning, groups begun by and working with women find a connection with the work we do. We hear the stories. Stories of great need, of women...

Benefit!!

Benefit!!

JOIN THE SEWING MACHINE PROJECT AND THE CHURCH OF YOGA FOR A DONATION BASED CLASS BENEFITTING THE NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS INDIAN COUNCIL When I walked through the double shotgun house that is becoming the Center for the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council I couldn't...

Somebody gotta sew!

Somebody gotta sew!

  "Somebody gotta sew sew sew" This time of year my thoughts drift to New Orleans, imagining the Mardi Gras Indians in their final days of preparation for Mardi Gras Day when the world will first see their new suits. Colors and stories unveiled, magic is...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

When I look at the list of all that was done in 2018 I am awestruck. We: connected with 38 new groups, delivering over 300 sewing machines; received an amazing donation from Brother, International; shipped machines to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SMP in Notions magazine

SMP in Notions magazine

The American Sewing Guild and the Sewing Machine Project go way back. Thank you, ASG, for your continued support and promotion of our efforts to mend communities!
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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