Free Spirit Sewing Machine Project
Number of Machines donated from Feb 2015 - May 2017 = 15
- The Free Spirit Sewing Machine Project was launched on February 2015 and continues to date. This project is exclusively self funded.
Sewing has become an integral part of my daily life and I want to ensure that others have access to the tools that have so positively impacted my life. Making these available in the community has become my main focus.
The http://www.baraboopubliclibrary.org/ was the first recipient of three (3) brand new Janome Sewing machines. The library is a great resource in the Baraboo community and creative programs are in the works for this summer.
You can find the published article below.
- Early this summer (2015) The Boys and Girls Clubs of Sauk/Baraboo received a new Janome sewing machine to be used in the club. They also were the recipients of art supplies and scrapbooking die-cut machines.
- The third recipient of this project is the Lodi High School Music Dept. http://www.lodi.k12.wi.us/high/theater.cfm. Each year they organize a play and Shrek is their next production. The Janome sewing machine donated will be put to good use in no time.
- The 4th recipient of this project for the new school year receiving the 6th machine, is St. Joseph School 's Art Department. A Janome 2212 will join their creative space.
At the end of December 2015 we presented the following Sauk County libraries with brand new sewing machines for their upcoming year.
Spring Green Community Library
The Reedsburg Library
Newspaper Article Dec 7, 2016
Kent District Library - Englehardt Branch, Michigan
Received one Janome sewing machine.
Reedsburg Library was the recipient of a 3rd machine for their programs. We hope they are enjoying it.
North Freedom Public Library
Received 2 Janome sewing machines
Portage Public Library May, 2017
We are grateful for this opportunity to share and spread our love of sewing within rural and urban communities. We look forward to continuing this adventure in the years to come.
Many thanks to the libraries!