Connecting threads

The Sewing Machine Project has a unique Business Model. By that I mean, we carve our own path with an ear to the pulse of what is going on around us. We are a tapestry of common threads, with a vibrant palate of fibers and colors- some expected and many surprising....

Unsung Heroes

I honestly believe that I have been given The Sewing Machine Project to guide. And that’s exactly what I do, however, I could not do this work without the support and help of so very many people–unsung heroes. Let me sing their song now. Pattie in...

Spring

“Are you still collecting sewing machines?” The question, the sole content of an email, lingered on the page. “Of course! We are always collecting machines!” I replied, going on to detail how to do so. It’s been a quiet year for...

Mending the World

My husband Peter looked lovingly across the table. “Honey,” he said, “you can’t save the world.” “But I want to!” I said. I’d been reading the paper and could feel the mounting tension that each day’s news always...

Gail

I got word yesterday that Gail had passed. Gail. I saw her face before my eyes. Full of light. Always so full of light. Gail became a volunteer with the Sewing Machine Project several years ago. She loved tinkering with old sewing machines. Not much use for the high...

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