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–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,...

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...

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...

In our own small ways

I’d guess that most of us scan the internet in the morning. I know I do, after coffee and a little inspirational reading, I’m scanning the news, Facebook, my email to open the door and let the world in to my solitude. And so often it’s a...

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