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My Breast Cancer Story

Breast Cancer & How Sewing Saved Me Not only is October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s also the anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis. I was too young for a mammogram, and I was nursing twins so my breasts were a different shape, size and thickness every hour, every day, every week, depending on…

Making It: all about Jemma Olson

Jemma Olson didn’t last very long as a contestant on NBC’s “Making It,” but she gave it her all! Here we learn more about her journey through crafting, sewing and quilting. A self-proclaimed heartfelt crafter, mother of eight and grandmother of 16, Jemma Olson comes from a generation of crafters that made things out of…

Making It: all about Amber Kemp-Gerste

Amber Kemp-Gerste is still in the running to become Master Maker on NBC’s crafting competition series, “Making It.” A clinical psychologist by training, Kemp-Gerstel grew up in a single-parent home that focused on the importance of higher education and a traditional career path. After taking a huge risk and leaving her career as a psychologist,…

Making It: all about Jeff Rudell

Making It is moving along and we’re down to five Makers competing for the title of “Master Maker” and a $100,000 grand prize. “Making It,” airs on NBC Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. “Making It” Is the #1 New-Series Premiere of the Summer to Date, a pretty great stat for a crafting show! The six-episode crafting…

MeMadeMay: Recap

MeMadeMay is done, friends! Did you take part? Did you learn new things about your wardrobe and/or your sewing practice? The Sew News staff each took part in our own ways. Read more about the challenge our goals here, then read below for how things went and what we each learned through the month-long experience. Jill…

Fall Quilt Market 2017- Recap

Summing up Fall Quilt Market is always a challenge. It’s a big production and a big experience. Although Instagram has softened the launch of things that would normally be mum until market, it’s so lovely to see things and people and (especially!) new fabrics in person. Here are a few of the things that stood out…

Get OUTTA TOWN & Come Sew With Us!

Have you ever been to a sewing expo or retreat? It’s the best way to shop for fabrics, learn new techniques and make new friends. Take your vacation with us at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. This fall, Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is in Schaumburg, and we are too! We have a number of…