Friday, February 25, 2011

Strawbery Banke Welcomes New Partner, The Sewing Tree

The Passion for Fashion Team is pleased to announce partnership with The Sewing Tree in Dover, NH. The Sewing Tree promotes sewing as a life skill and works with students age 5 through 88 with numerous classes and community projects, including work with 4H. Currently, students are developing sketches for an inspired and creative redesign of Sarah Parker Rice Goodwin's 1847-1850 Portsmouth Steam Company cotton floral print dress. (Please see earlier pages on this blog.) We look forward to sharing the talents of these young designers with you.

Among the many upcoming programs is Project Linus, Saturday March 12th, sponsored by the American Sewing Guild. See synopsis below and check out The Sewing Tree site or contact Janith at 603.664.6944,

"We will work on quilts for Project Linus, a national program providing love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets, afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers"."

I cannot even sew on a button, but will try to find something useful I can do--see you there!

1 comment:

  1. They were sewing in the halls...literally, the event was so well attended we set up sewing machines and tables in the halls. Lots of fun and lots of quilts for Project Linus. The Sewing Tree has offered free time during scheduled "Open Studio Sewing" for those interested in quilting for Project Linus. Janith & Christine