It takes a village

We do not live in a vacuum. We are here to interact with one another. We are here to lift one another up and walk alongside one another. This is so true for The Sewing Machine Project. We exist because an idea was lifted up and people felt its power. Individuals and...

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...

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“Mom, do you know where you’re going?” my 14 year old daughter asked incredulously. It was March, 2006 and Maddie peered at the map as we threaded through the Arkansas hills. The clunk, rattle, clunk of the rented Enterprise van had become familiar....

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!!

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...

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