15

15

2020 brings the 15th anniversary of The Sewing Machine Project! Back in 2005 when collecting a few sewing machines seemed like it might be a good idea, I never dreamed we'd be here now. But here we are! A testament to seeing what the Universe holds in store, The...

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

Tic tic tic, the needle moves up and down powerfully and effortlessly. The stitch is perfect--even and balanced--the upper and lower threads grabbing hold of one another, hands held in a tiny dot on the fabric's surface. I am alone in our workroom. An old Sunday...

Our Amazing Board

Our Amazing Board

The Sewing Machine Project board of directors is integral in the everyday operation of the organization as well as the big picture view.

20–The Chief and the Queen

20–The Chief and the Queen

"You'll want to get in touch with Queen Rukiya and Chief Howard", Cherice advised. We'd been working together for several years and, ever the teacher, Cherice felt it would be helpful, expansive, for me to meet other members of the community, to work with them and...

20–Pretty pretty

20–Pretty pretty

When I met Cherice Harrison Nelson for the first time I didn't realize I was meeting a legend. Tall and regal, known as Queen Reesie to many, Cherice carries herself like a queen. Hovering in a cloud of chicory and milk foam, we met at CC's Coffee on Magazine Street...

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The Sew & So Podcast

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WPT – The Sewing Machine Project on Wisconsin Life

The Healing Power of Sewing

The Sewing Machine Project on NPR's Wisconsin Life
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