Many of you enjoyed learning about The Sewing Machine Project from Linzee Kull McCray’s profile in our current issue of Stitch (page 9). Inspired to help tsunami victims in Thailand in 2005, founder Margaret Jankowski began to solicit donated sewing machines to send overseas. After Hurricane Katrina, Margaret also began to work closely with stricken people in the New Orleans community, where she’s distributed more than 650 machines to date. Sewing machines help people to reconstruct their lives, to be creative, and to begin again, and the response to the project has been tremendous.
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