Saturday, August 8, 2015

August Sew-in

I can't quite believe it is already August. With this hot weather it is a good time to be inside sewing. I hope you can join us to share our summer experiences and sew for a purpose. Our next sew-in for activity mats will be at the Singer Northwest Sewing Center on Saturday, August 22 at 1:00pm. Bring your sewing machine or serger, or help with assembly and handwork.  - Marcia

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mats Being Made in Fuquay Varina, NC

Pat Bailey, a member of Fuquay Varina Baptist Church in Fuquay Varina, NC, sent us this photo of some of the mats she and her group have made.  She reports that so far they have donated 42 to a home for memory loss patients and they have another 45 ready for distribution. That is indeed an impressive amount of mats.

We commend you and your helpers for your charitable work. Thank you for sharing your photo.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June Sew-in

The rains have subsided and the heat is here.  Come join us in the air-conditioned sewing space at the Singer Northwest Sewing Center, 5448 Burnet Rd, No.1 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sat. June 27.

Also see the posters about "Fidget mats/aprons" on our June 14th blog post.  It is exciting to see our work being shown at "Quilt Fiesta", a quilt show in Hayden, Idaho.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Fidget Mats Promoted in Hayden, Idaho

Members of the quilt guild in Hayden, Idaho have decided to encourage sewers to make "Fidget Mats and other aids" by including a poster in their education booth at their upcoming quilt show. Their "Quilt Fiesta" will be June 26 & 27 in Hayden, Idaho. This booth will replace previous live demonstrations. The demonstrations were only available to visitors at specified times. Now all visitors can receive information.

Information includes pictures of fidget mats/aprons, purpose of the aids, links to Marcia's segment on Nancy's Corner and the link to instructions for contacting our blog which has the instructions for our mats and other aids.

It is exciting to see our project spread around the country.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Upcoming Sew-ins in Austin

We have scheduled two more sew-ins at the Northwest Sewing Center (Singer Shop),  5448 Burnet Road #1, Austin, Texas. Join us on Saturday, May 23rd from 1:00pm - 4:00pm and Saturday, June 27th from 1:00pm - 4:00 pm

We provide all supplies, instructions and snacks. You bring your enthusiasm, your machine with standard feet (walking foot optional), bobbins, scissors, seam ripper, etc. Or you, if you don't sew, you can come in and help with some of the hand work like clipping on ribbons and stuffed animals.

There is a limited amount of space so reserve your spot by calling 512-459-3961.

Friday, February 6, 2015

February Sew-In

Dear Alzheimer's Sew-in Volunteers,

Valentine's Day seems like a great time to make some special gifts for special people. I have missed all of you and look forward to getting together on Saturday, February 14.

I delivered a box of activity books, yarn bundles and ribbon tassels to AGE (Austin Groups to the Elderly)
last week. The activity director was so excited.  She is planning various activities with these aids. They will use the yarn bundles and tassels to liven-up their exercise/dance time. Thanks for making these.

We are currently low on the books so I think we should work on these this week. We can use sergers for edging pages and sewing machines to sew on the trims with plain or decorative stitches. This should be a fun day giving us a chance to try out a variety of sewing skills and sew for a purpose.

Hope to see you next Saturday,


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Successful Sew-in

Another fun and successful sew-in yesterday. The weather outside was cold and rainy, but we were busily sewing. We finished 11 mats and 4 went home with volunteers who had friends or family with Alzheimer's.

Thanks to everyone who came out to help.