Want to Stand With Refugees? Support Sewing Classes!

Every week, women gather to laugh, to learn, to sew. These women hail from far-flung corners of the globe such as Eritrea, Burma and Congo. They speak a variety of languages, they are a wide array of ages, they practice different faiths. Yet there is one thing in common. These [. . .]
30
Jan
2017
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Four weeks in and classes are going GREAT!

Four weeks into a new season of Make Welcome Refugee Sewing school classes and we’ve got so much to report! Our students have been busy learning new skills and working to improve on what they learned last year. Here’s a brief rundown: Our Tuesday “Give Back” class has completed almost [. . .]
11
Oct
2016
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Getting Ready for Another Year in the Sewing Classroom!

Bags, boxes, and bins of donated fabric have been sorted, patterns have arrived, curriculum is being tweaked, and class lists finalized. We are getting ready for another year of Make Welcome Refugee Sewing School classes and we’re pretty excited about seeing our returning students and meeting new ones. We will [. . .]
27
Aug
2016
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What can we offer in sewing class

Today ... H, from Vietnam, wondered aloud why her life is so hard. Why did her husband leave her? Why does her 21 year old son have kidney disease and have to go to dialysis every week? Why did she have stomach problems two weeks ago and go to the [. . .]
10
Jun
2016
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We laugh, we concentrate, we celebrate!

Sewing class days are some of the best days of the week for Make Welcome teachers and students. We find ourselves greeting each other with hugs and questions about our families and our weeks, what's been going on in our lives and what we're concerned about. There is so much [. . .]
14
Apr
2016
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