Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - "We Want You to Get Your Hands Dirty!"

Abby Wright loves sewing! She does double duty . . . not only is she the Director of Communications for the American Sewing Guild, she is also a sewing instructor for Sew Crafty Houston. In her role as the "Sewing Master" she wants her students to get their hands dirty and be creative.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - "Inspired by Lilttle Ms. Revlon"

Margo Martin is the Executive Director of the American Sewing Guild. She started sewing at the age of 9 or 10 and was inspired by Little Ms. Revlon and the television shows that were popular during her adolescent years.

Friday, October 30, 2009

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - "I Love Jeans, I Collect Jeans, I Recycle Jeans, I Covet Jeans

At a very young age, Luveta NIckels started collecting jeans not knowing that someday it would become her livelihood. Listen in as she explains why she "Love Jeans, Collects Jeans, Recycles Jeans, and Covets Jeans!"

Monday, October 26, 2009

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - "Keep the Hand Down, Smile, Sing & You'll Do Great!"

What does keeping your hand off your nose have to do with sewing? Watch and listen to Eleanor Burns as she shares one of her favorite memories of sewing as a youngster.

Friday, October 23, 2009

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - Branching Out Into Fashion Sewing

Jessica Johnson never wanted to sew as a child. As an adult she discovered a love of sewing collars for her four-footed friend. Listen in as she explains how she is now branching out into fashion sewing.

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - "Sewed My Daughters' Wedding Dress"

Brenda Rogerson of American Sewing Expo and Islander Sewing Systems shares the story of a favorite recent sewing project . . . her daughters' wedding dress.

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - "My Doll Needed More Clothes"

Linda McGehee´s cleverly embellished creations incorporate popular embroidery techniques, including decorative stitching, piecing, appliqué and trims, pockets, piping, and more. Listen is as she tells that the reason she started sewing at such an early age was because "her doll needed more clothes."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - "Making a Living Out of Sewing"

Janet Pray of Islander Sewing Systems (and President & Founder of The American Sewing Expo) explains how her love of sewing from the age of five has turned into a fulfilling life-long career.

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - "Another Hobby That Won't Go Anywhere"

As a young girl, Joli S., Assistant Editor of Quilter's Newsletter, had a horrible sewing experience. She was so upset she told her mother never to buy her a sewing machine. Learn how a few years later fate intervened and sent her into Harriet Hargrave's store and she ended up attending a beginner's quilting class.

Monday, September 28, 2009

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - "I Can Make It Cheaper"

Many people got their sewing start through 4H programs as children. Learn how one woman's passion has led to a life-long pursuit of sewing excellence and as she continually tells her children, " I Can Make It Cheaper."

SCHMETZ Sewing Stories - Grandchildren Quilts with Personality

Listen in as Rhonda S. tells the story of the quilts she made for each of her grandchildren. Each one is unique and matches the personality of the child.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

First SCHMETZ Focus Group

On Wednesday, August 25, SCHMETZ needles will be presenting their first consumer focus group at The Sewing Store, 1508 N. Essington Rd., Joliet, IL 60435 (815-741-9553)