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Lorraine Kimmel

Founding Board Member of the Seattle Chapter

American Sewing Guild

HQ Phone:  (713) 729-3000

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American Sewing Guild

9660 Hillcroft Suite 516

Houston, Texas,77096

United States

Company Description

The American Sewing Guild is an organization with chapters nationwide. The Sacramento Chapter is happy to advance sewing as an art and life skill and serves the area around Sacramento in Northern California. The Sacramento Chapter has around 350 members that m... more

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Vashon Island Sewing Retreat - Home

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The Vashon Island Sewing Retreats were founded in 1984 by Lorraine Kimmel, and today are sponsored by the Stitching Girls Society non-profit organization, creating activities and events for people who love to sew, managed by people who love to sew.


Vashon Island Sewing Retreat - Classes

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See Also About - Our Founder, Lorraine Kimmel
Lorraine Kimmel Founder, Lorraine Kimmel Lorraine started the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat. Having a passion for sewing all her life and having owned the Plaza Fabrics store on Vashon Island, she became a founding board member of the Seattle Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. She talked the Sewing Guild into sponsoring a sewing retreat on Vashon Island, but before the first retreat in 1984, a change in the Guild's national policy caused the Seattle Chapter to disband. Lorraine kept the retreat alive by personally taking over the project. Shortly there after, Lorraine brought Camp Burton in as a co-sponsor. Over the years since then, many retreat instructors and attendees have pitched in to make the retreat the cooperative effort it is today. Lorraine had a loving and friendly but firm way of managing this group of creative and independant individuals, so we soon came to affectionaly call her "Mother Superior. Gradually Lorraine handed the directorship duties over to her daughter Penny. Lorraine will be greatly missed, but never forgotten! Lorraine had a flare for colors and styles, sewing her own clothes from an early age. Later, she concentrated on crafts, dolls and quilt projects, combining flashy new fabrics with the colorful stash left over from the closing of her fabric store, which she owned with her sister-in-law Sally. She was an active member of both the doll and quilting clubs on Vashon, plus part of a small group of island sewers who make hundreds of lap quilts for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center patients. Her later years were filled with quilting projects for American Hero Quilts. She will always be known for her unusual soft sculptures which she sold on consignment and her colorful, indivudual sweatshirt jackets, that she wore everywhere. Penny Kimmel is the Director of the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat, taking over from its founder, Lorraine Kimmel, her mother. Having taught many classes at Lorraine Kimmel's fabric store on Vashon Island, Barb was immediately recruited as one of the original teachers for Lorraine's first Vashon Island Sewing Retreat and has been teaching here every year since. Having taught many classes at Lorraine Kimmel's fabric store on Vashon Island, Barb was immediately recruited as one of the original teachers for Lorraine's first Vashon Island Sewing Retreat and has been teaching here every year since.


Vashon Island Sewing Retreat - Instructors 2010

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Penny Kimmel is the Director of the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat, taking over from its founder, Lorraine Kimmel, her mother.
Having taught many classes at Lorraine Kimmel's fabric store on Vashon Island, Barb was immediately recruited as one of the original teachers for Lorraine's first Vashon Island Sewing Retreat and has been teaching here every year since. Having taught many classes at Lorraine Kimmel's fabric store on Vashon Island, Barb was immediately recruited as one of the original teachers for Lorraine's first Vashon Island Sewing Retreat and has been teaching here every year since. Lorraine Kimmel Lorraine started the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat. Having a passion for sewing all her life and having owned the Plaza Fabrics store on Vashon Island, she became a founding board member of the Seattle Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. She talked the Sewing Guild into sponsoring a sewing retreat on Vashon Island, but before the first retreat in 1984, a change in the Guild's national policy caused the Seattle Chapter to disband. Lorraine kept the retreat alive by personally taking over the project. Shortly there after, Lorraine brought Camp Burton in as a co-sponsor. Lorraine had a flare for colors and styles, sewing her own clothes from an early age. Later, she concentrated on crafts, dolls and quilt projects, combining flashy new fabrics with the colorful stash left over from the closing of her fabric store, which she owned with her sister-in-law Sally. She was an active member of both the doll and quilting clubs on Vashon, plus part of a small group of island sewers who make hundreds of lap quilts for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center patients. Her later years were filled with quilting projects for American Hero Quilts. She will always be known for her unusual soft sculptures which she sold on consignment and her colorful, indivudual sweatshirt jackets, that she wore everywhere. Lorraine Kimmel Lorraine Kimmel Founder of the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat


www.vashonislandsewingretreat.com

Having taught many classes at Lorraine Kimmel's fabric store on Vashon Island, Barb was immediately recruited as one of the original teachers for Lorraine's first Vashon Island Sewing Retreat and has been teaching here every year since.
Penny Kimmel is the Director of the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat, taking over from its founder, Lorraine Kimmel, her mother. Lorraine Kimmel Lorraine started the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat. Having a passion for sewing all her life and having owned the Plaza Fabrics store on Vashon Island, she became a founding board member of the Seattle Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. She talked the Sewing Guild into sponsoring a sewing retreat on Vashon Island, but before the first retreat in 1984, a change in the Guild's national policy caused the Seattle Chapter to disband. Lorraine kept the retreat alive by personally taking over the project. Shortly there after, Lorraine brought Camp Burton in as a co-sponsor. Lorraine had a flare for colors and styles, sewing her own clothes from an early age. Later, she concentrated on crafts, dolls and quilt projects, combining flashy new fabrics with the colorful stash left over from the closing of her fabric store, which she owned with her sister-in-law Sally. She was an active member of both the doll and quilting clubs on Vashon, plus part of a small group of island sewers who make hundreds of lap quilts for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center patients. Her later years were filled with quilting projects for American Hero Quilts. She will always be known for her unusual soft sculptures which she sold on consignment and her colorful, indivudual sweatshirt jackets, that she wore everywhere. Lorraine Kimmel Lorraine Kimmel Founder of the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat


Vashon Island Sewing Retreat - Instructors 2010

www.vashonislandsewingretreat.com [cached]

Having taught many classes at Lorraine Kimmel's fabric store on Vashon Island, Barb was immediately recruited as one of the original teachers for Lorraine's first Vashon Island Sewing Retreat and has been teaching here every year since.
Penny Kimmel is the Director of the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat, taking over from its founder, Lorraine Kimmel, her mother. Lorraine Kimmel Lorraine started the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat. Having a passion for sewing all her life and having owned the Plaza Fabrics store on Vashon Island, she became a founding board member of the Seattle Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. She talked the Sewing Guild into sponsoring a sewing retreat on Vashon Island, but before the first retreat in 1984, a change in the Guild's national policy caused the Seattle Chapter to disband. Lorraine kept the retreat alive by personally taking over the project. Shortly there after, Lorraine brought Camp Burton in as a co-sponsor. Lorraine had a flare for colors and styles, sewing her own clothes from an early age. Later, she concentrated on crafts, dolls and quilt projects, combining flashy new fabrics with the colorful stash left over from the closing of her fabric store, which she owned with her sister-in-law Sally. She was an active member of both the doll and quilting clubs on Vashon, plus part of a small group of island sewers who make hundreds of lap quilts for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center patients. She will always be known for her unusual soft sculptures which she sold on consignment and her colorful, indivudual sweatshirt jackets, that she wore everywhere. Lorraine Kimmel Lorraine Kimmel Founder of the Vashon Island Sewing Retreat


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