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Hello lovelies! Today I'm interviewing another of the very amazing UJAMAA GRANDMAS - Nita! 



Tell us a little about yourself!

I have been sewing for at least 44 years.  I started sewing in school so I learned from my teacher and also from my Mom. I usually sew every week and I always have a project on the go. 

Wild Horses quilt


How did you get involved with UJAMAA GRANDMAS?

I've been volunteering with UJAMAA GRANDMAS for five years or so. I got involved by going to one of their sales and realizing that I could contribute to the group. At first, I mostly did knitting for the group but it didn't take long for me to start sewing for them as well. I got involved with the Grannies for a number of reasons.  I have great respect for Stephen Lewis and his foundation.  I believe in the work the foundation does.  Making things for the Grannies allows me to do the things I love and to contribute as much as I am able to.  The Grannies are a group of fantastic women who are passionate about the work they do.  

Thread painting

What do you like to sew? 

I'm fairly new to bag making.  Just this year I participated in a UJAMAA GRANDMAS workshop on making bags with Patty and I was instantly bitten by the...

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