Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy's Corner - Tender Loving Care Ministries, Part 2

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.

Nancy's Corner - Terry Grahl, Enchanted Makeovers

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.

Nancy's Corner - The Farmer's Wife Pony Club Sampler Quilt

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!

Nancy's Corner - The Union Quilters

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.

Nancy's Corner - Threads for Life

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!

Nancy's Corner - Tom Mooney and Doug Price

Premiered: January 6, 2014

Tom Mooney of the American Red Cross in Madison, Wisconsin and Doug Price from Rocky Mountain PBS, in Colorado, accepted 28 quilts that were sewn and donated by attendees of the Madison Quilt Expo. These representatives are distributing the quilts to disaster victims as a warm reminder of hope and to comfort these people that have lost so much.

Nancy's Corner - WI Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

Premiered: January 15, 2012

The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, is a must-see destination for quilt and fiber enthusiasts. Terri Kirchner, president of this all-volunteer organization, tells how this project evolved from a quilt history project to a destination for viewing beautiful quilts and fiber arts, and a quilter's haven for classes in the large lower level classrooms.

Nancy's Corner - “Out on a Limb” Quilt Exhibit

Premiered: September 2, 2012

Wendy Butler Berns was given the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for quilting teachers. She took classes to learn new quilting techniques In return she curated an exhibit with the theme Out on a Limb. Quilt designs include Tessellating Wings, Me and my Shadow, The Tree of Life, Fashion in Motion, and Breast Therapy. Each quilt had an amazing story behind it.

Nancy's Corner -Brett and Kristy Moore, Teaching in Thailand

Premiered: January 20, 2014

The Moore family traveled halfway around the world to Thailand to work with Remember Nhu. This organization finds girls and boys that would otherwise be sold into sex trafficking, rescues them and provides clothing, food, and schooling. Kristi taught the girls to sew, Brett taught the boys to repair sewing machines, and their children captured the events with videography and photography.

Nancy's Corner-Alissa Haight Carlton, The Modern Quilt Guild

Premiered: November 11, 2013

Alissa Haight Carlton joins Nancy via Skype to talk about the new buzz word in the world of fabric and thread—Modern Quilting. Alissa explains that The Modern Quilt Guild promotes modern quilting, an aesthetic which includes the use of negative space, solid fabrics, asymmetry, bold colors, absence of borders, and even taking a traditional quilt pattern and putting a new twist on its construction

Nancy's Corner-Jennifer Chiaverini,Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

Premiered: August 26, 2013

Jennifer Chiaverini presents her first historical novel outside the Elm Creek series. The heroine of this real-life story is Elizabeth Keckley, a dressmaker for President Lincoln’s wife, Mary. Born a slave, but with a strong will and dressmaking talent, Elizabeth was able to earn enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. She was also Mrs. Lincoln’s close friend and confidant.

Nancy's Corner-Margaret Jankowski,The Sewing Machine Project

Premiered: December 9, 2013

Sewing Machine Project classes encourage students from low income populations to learn sewing, mending, and basic machine maintenance. Students use one class period for the community as a Pay it Forward project. After six weeks, students receive the machine on which they learned to sew. This ripple effect sends the message that everyone has the power to mend our own community.

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