This is the best place to get up to speed with what’s happened lately at SMAH. Here you’ll find extended SMAH profiles, milestone-moment stories and other musings that speak to the heart of what we do.
Summary: If your first sewing attempt is a mess, “don’t put your sewing machine in the closet,” Tiffany Turner says. Read more about her sewing process and receipt of a vintage Singer
sewing machine from SMAH sewing expert Evan Pitman.
Making over 1400 masks in less than two months is impressive, but the fact that Jonson Li never sewed a stitch before March 22 is even more so! Check out Jonson’s swift progress from sewing newbie to veteran mask-maker and the delivery of a refurbished 1953 Singer sewing machine, generously donated by Evan Pitman.
In this special Mother’s Day post, SMAH mask-maker and physician Arlene Dijamco describes how she learned to appreciate the art of sewing through her grandmother’s influence, and how she has introduced her daughters to sewing so they can all sew masks together.
SMAH National Director Kirsten Hawkins reflects on SMAH’s unlikely beginnings and what the organization has accomplished so far.