This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Art4Moore Foundation, and the Sewing Machine Project.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Special Thanks!

Thank you to Margaret Jankowski and the Sewing Machine Project for a generous gift of five sewing machines. Margaret conceived the Sewing Machine Project in 2005 in response to the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia. She’d read an article about a woman who had lost a sewing machine, and her primary source of income, as a result of the storm. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in September 2005 the project shifted its focus to New Orleans. To date, the Sewing Machine Project has delivered 350 machines to the city. These machines are distributed to individuals as well as schools and community centers. People are using them not only to rebuild their lives but also to start small sewing-related businesses.

Margaret is a generous woman doing incredible work! We love her and the Sewing Machine Project. Please support them both. For more info, go to

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