Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: January 13, 2014
Sophie Kerr is a 12 year old who has been sewing since age three. She shared a kids’ perspective for a sewing book, A Kid’s Guide to Sewing, written by her parents, who are both professional quilt makers. The book has step-by-step instructions to help kids learn to sew, and includes sixteen kid-friendly projects—from clothes to bags and accessories.
Premiered: January 22, 2012
Sue Rock, Brooklyn NY, has a mission to bring joy, healing, and community through textile arts. Sue founded a nonprofit organization to repair and revitalize the lives of domestic violence victims. This domestic violence empowerment program teaches everyday skills that not only provide much needed clothing, but also heal lives through the creative processes.
Premiered: September 16, 2012
Susan Finch joined Nancy via Skype to discuss Binky Patrol, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide homemade blankets to children who need the love and comfort provided by their own Binky. To date the Binky Patrol has made over 600,000 blankets. There over 105 Binky Patrol chapters, plus help from Girl Scouts and churches. Learn how to participate.
Premiered: November 4, 2013
Susan Hudson, member of the Navajo Nation, shares stories about her quilts made to honor and pay tribute to her ancestors who endured the Navajo’s Long Walk to the Bosque Redondo in 1864. She uses symbols of the Navajo legacy with the Plains patterns and motifs in her designs. Her quilts make a powerful statement about the shared experiences of many Native American communities.
Premiered: September 22, 2014
Learn about 4-H from two volunteer leaders at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Washington. Nancy interviews several 4-H participants in a fashion show to see what they enjoy about the sewing process, and to see if sewing is included in their plans for the future. Their outfits are judged on how well they are sewn, communication with the judges about the outfit, accessorizing it, and modeling it.
Premiered: January 2, 2011
Nancy gives an update on Sue Outland's Tactile Quilt Project for the blind. It's truly a Creative Kindness project that has meant so much to the Foundation for the Blind.
Premiered: November 13, 2011
Tender Loving Care (TLC) Ministries is a nonprofit organization in its 25th year. Its mission is to clothe poverty-stricken children in the mountains of eastern Kentucky and other Appalachian areas. Director Carole Franceski, shares how you can participate in this worthy cause by sewing for both boys and girls. The project is targeted for children (both boys and girls) ages 4--10.
Premiered: November 20, 2011
Carole Franceski, Tender Loving Care Ministries, returns to Nancy's Corner to ask for assistance in helping the needy children of Appalachia. In addition to the clothing project detailed in Nancy's Program 2514, Carole explains how to make a small Care Bag for the children, providing the basics such as washcloths, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, and tissues to fill the Care Bag.
Premiered: October 21, 2013
Enchanted Makeovers, a volunteer non-profit organization, renovates shelters for women and children into places that inspire behavioral and psychological change. Nancy welcomes Terry Grahl, founder of Enchanted Makeovers, to share how the organization has grown during the past two years. Volunteers have renovated over 100 bedrooms plus sewing rooms that are set up to teach women how to sew.
Premiered: January 1, 2012
Laurie Hird, author of "The Farmer's Wife Pony Club Sampler Quilt" is collector of "The Farmer's Wife" magazines, quilter, and a history sleuth. Laurie wrote a book and designed a sampler quilt inspired by children's thank-you letters from the early 1900s. These children sold subscriptions to "The Farmer's Wife" magazine to try to win a prize--a Shetland pony with a saddle or carriage!
Premiered: October 23, 2011
Jennifer Chiaverini, author of the Elm Creek Quilts series, shares excerpts from her book 'The Union Quilters," referencing the Civil War and the critical role of women during the war. Jennifer wove together a story of love and sacrifices women shared as they made quilts and other items to support each other and to support their family and friends who were fighting in the Civil War.
Premiered: November 27, 2011
Connie Tkach, a passionate sewist from the state of Washington, is convinced that sewing builds confidence in young children. She is proving it through her Threads for Life sewing program for kids at Meeker Elementary School in Puyallup, WA. She teaches children ages 10--12 about the sewing machine, and they go right into sewing clothing--a fascinating story!