Do you encourage sewing in your town?
What if anything do you do to promote sewing in your area or community? I am just curious to see if anyone does anything interesting.
One of my little efforts has been to get people here to contact there local Libraries and request they update their sewing section. It seems many libraries have good quilting book inventories now, but sewing has been left with books decades old.
At closing in my local Jo-Ann’s last night I was talking with a sales girl about sewing and she was commenting on how hard it is to have time to sew, and I asked her if she read about sewing when she couldn’t sew. She said she didn’t have time for books with school, so I asked if she had heard of Threads or Sew Stylish and she said no, so I let it drop. When I got to the checkout I saw a copy of Sew Stylish there and I bought it for her, I had her manager give it to her. So the manager would know it was paid for and I wanted her to have it.
It started me wondering about how other people promote sewing in their communities. Is it through church or friends, girl scouts, PTO’s. Anyone have some good ideas for how to do it? How to inspire young or old people to sew?