Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy's Corner - Emergency Evacuation Harness

Premiered: February 16, 2015

A remarkable five member clothing design team from UW Stout created an evacuation harness for the safety of wheelchair bound people. The harness functions like a backpack. It allows an able-bodied person to carry a disabled person away from danger. The safety design of the harness became nationally recognized with an award from the international 2012 Safety Products Student Design Challenge.

Nancy's Corner - Enchanted Makeovers, Part 1

Premiered: October 30, 2011

Terry Grahl, Interior Designer and founder of Enchanted Makeovers, started Enchanted Makeovers to transform depressing shelters and rescue missions into inviting centers that give hope and encouragement to the women and children. It's amazing what a little paint, new beds and bedspreads, nice lighting, and new carpet can do for the morale of women who have nothing to call their own.

Nancy's Corner - Enchanted Makeovers, Part 2

Premiered: November 6, 2011

Enchanted Makeovers, founder Terry Grahl, explains how handmade items such as capes, pillowcases, and dolls are key to the healing process for women and children rebuilding their lives in shelters. Terry showcases some of the pillowcases and Capes for Kids that have been made and how you, too, can give inner strength to those living in shelters through your handmade gifts.

Nancy's Corner - Fletcher and Joan Hinds, SE Asia Project

Premiered: January 12, 2015

Help Joan and Fletcher Hinds in their mission to teach girls in Cambodia to sew. This gives the girls a profession so that they can be self-sufficient and aren’t sold as sex slaves. Fletcher, Joan, and friends are in the process of building a sewing studio that will be a place for the girls to learn how to sew. They are in need of sewing machines, fabric, and notions to make clothing.

Nancy's Corner - Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt History

Premiered: September 25, 2011

Carol Butzke is an American Quilter's Society certified quilt appraiser and quilt historian. In this program she gives insight and history into Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts.

Nancy's Corner - Gretchen Hudock, Get Organized

Premiered: December 23, 2012

Gretchen Hudock, a professional organizer, joins Nancy to discuss how to organize a sewing space. She uses the acronym S P R I N G, as in spring cleaning to help her customers get started with any organizing project. Before and after photos help clients see how organized their new space is, and hopefully help them to remember to put things away.

Nancy's Corner - Gretchen Hudock, Reorganize Today

Premiered: November 18, 2013

Gretchen Hudock shares how to organize sewing/craft areas into zones. She uses the same premise as the kitchen triangle, only with a Cutting Area, Sewing Area, and Ironing Station. During this Nancy’s Corner interview, learn how organization helps you enjoy the creative process, while keeping you active and moving.

Nancy's Corner - Gwen O'Leary, Aprons4Alzheimers

Premiered: January 20, 2013

When Alzheimer’s Disease affects a family member, it often holds the family captive in caregiving responsibilities. Gwen O’Leary joins Nancy via Skype to tell about how the disease that fractured her mother brought their family together through the healing process of sewing aprons—“When Life Hands You Alzheimer’s, Make Aprons.”

Nancy's Corner - Henry Drewal

Premiered: August 18, 2014

The African communities in India are poor, but they’re rich with artistic traditions. Siddi Women’s Quilting Co-op of India makes handmade quilts to sell to help support their families. Quilts are brought to the United States to sell. They begin quilting in a corner and sew around the quilt until they reach the center, then a unique motif is stitched.

Nancy's Corner - Honor Quilts

Premiered: October 16, 2011

Honor quilts were researched, designed, and sewn as part of Bob Gentilli's 7th and 8th grade history classes in Belleville, WI, with the hope of making a difference in someone's life. Kristin O'Connor and Brian Weasner, two of the students, shared their experiences of researching and making quilts for a senior center and an individual going through cancer treatment.

Nancy's Corner - Indiana Quilt Gardens

Premiered: February 5, 2012

Sonya Nash, project manager from Elkhart County, Indiana, joins Nancy via Skype to share information about the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail. Sonya tells about the beautiful patchwork quilts made, not from fabric, but from thousands of glorious blooms!

Nancy's Corner - Jennifer Chiaverini

Premiered: December 19, 2010

Jennifer Chiaverini, a quilter and best-selling author, shares excerpts from her 16th novel, "The Aloha Quilt". Recovering from a difficult divorce, Elm Creek Quilter Bonnie Markham finds fun and romance in Hawaii as she helps her long-time friend set up a new quilt camp on Maui. Inspired by the gardens of Kale Kapa Kuiki and Hawaiian quilting, Bonnie stitches together a new life and a new quilt.