Masks Now For Sale

This past week I’ve been hard at work making masks to donate to my local hospital. Some of you have joined me, which was so exciting to see! You may have heard the new recommendation that all people wear masks when outside of their homes. As more and more of us are looking for homemade…

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Then & Now: A Look At My Beloved Sewing Machines

My love of sewing machines goes way back to when I was a little girl. It was the mid-1960’s, and I was using my Grandma Steele’s 1940’s Montgomery Ward machine (which I later received after her passing in 1993).    I remember happily whirring away, altering, fixing and sewing clothes for my grandmother. It was…

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A Recap Of My 10-Year Sewing Celebration!

THANK YOU FOR COMING!  Thank you all so much for coming to my 10-Year Sewing Celebration! It meant so much to me that you came! I had SO MUCH FUN seeing all of you, seeing your beautiful creations, giving away prizes and spending time with all the lovely people who have helped JoLene’s Sewing School become what it…

A Gift To My Mother: My Hand Sewn Quilt

I’m so excited to show you my new hand sewn quilt! My mom is getting older, and has been ill for the last few years. Because of this, I wanted to make this upcoming sewing project extra special. As her birthday approached in September, I wondered what I could make her for a present. Having…