I met Helen Vigansky at the December 830 LE VIP event in Chicago， and she told me about a sewing friend she thought we’；d like to know about. I’；m so glad she did! Here’；s what she has to say about her friend， Donna Tegan. (My newest role model!)
Donna is 86 years old and has been an avid BERNINA sewer for manypillow sham pattern， many years. She currently owns an 830 LE and carries it in and out of workshops herself. She still teaches sewing and quilting at Fox Valley Technical College at both their Oshkosh and Neenah， Wisconsin campuses. She runs special？three-day workshops several times a year using the BERNINA 830 and has about fifteen ladies in that group. She was a recycler or repurposer of fabrics and materials way before it became popular.funny outdoor pillows
Donna is full of life. She not only raised ten children of her own， but raised fifty (!) foster children as well. Once you meet Donna， you are a friend for life.
Thank you， Helen， for introducing us to Donna! I want to still be sewing and teaching when I’；m in my 80’；s. too! My grandmother is still sewing at 92， so I’；m genetically predisposed to do so， right？ Jo
February is National Embroidery Month! WeAllSew is celebrating with a month-long event sharing our best embroidery tips, techniques, free projects, and bonus giveaways! Visit us every Friday during the month of February to find out what each week’s fun prize package includes, and enter the giveaway. This week we’re sharing tips for using embroidery features and software to create and edit beautiful machine embroidery designs.?As a bonus, at the end of the post we have a fantastic giveaway with some handy machine embroidery supplies just for you!
I need pockets, and generally the clothes that I like at second-hand shops don't have any (or enough, or they're fake, or...). So I poked around Instructables hoping for some guidance, and didn't find much. Here's what I did, largely based on this tutorial I found.
Today for our next stop on the Safari Party Fabrics Blog Hop we have Shelly from Coral & Co sharing a free tutorial for a charm pack quilt! She is using pre-cuts to make a really fast to piece quilt top! Keep reading to find out more. To see all of the Safari Party Fabrics ideas shared so far, just CLICK HERE.