Tales Of A Fourth Generation Textile Executive: What’s The Point?

I was in this massive car accident.  As I lay on the side of the road thinking that I am going to die, I start to fade in and out of consciousness.  Suddenly, a bright light shines in my eyes and I am thinking that it is time for me to go to heaven (I am an optimist).  My life flashes before my eyes in an instant.  Is it my time?  Is this it?

Then, out of nowhere, I see a beautiful silhouette of a woman.  I can’t speak or function because I am so badly injured, so she grabs my wallet to try to figure out who I am and any other info that might help her take care of me.  She first looks over my license and a big smile develops.  With my eyes, I kind of say, “What are you smiling about?”  She replies to my eye question, “I know you.”  “You know me?”  “How?”  You are Free Sewing Machine Scott.  A chill runs through my body.  “Are you freaking kidding me?”  “Is this for real?”

The angel then proceeds to save my life by bringing me to a hospital for proper care.  Had she not taken care of me, I would have been left for dead.  She stayed by my side the whole time while I recovered.  She took such great care of me.  While I was resting and recovering in the hospital bed, I started hearing this very soft and familiar voice saying, “I had a nightmare, can I sleep in the bed with you?”  Now, I am thoroughly confused.  Suddenly, I awaken to realize that it was all a dream….that my 6 year old son so rudely interrupted.  I peek at the clock and it is 315 am and I am alive and now sleeping in the bed with my wife and son.

What’s the point?  I think I better keep giving away more sewing machines.

With that being said, I wanted to let everyone know that I have lots more machines to give away and not so many requests.  Please keep sharing the information and tell people to send in their request for a new machine.  Thank you.

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10 thoughts on “Tales Of A Fourth Generation Textile Executive: What’s The Point?”

  1. Scott,
    I do not need a machine, but I will pass this on to those that might need one.
    Thank you for what you are doing.
    I am working with my local high school in hopes of starting a mentoring program for a couple of young people to learn some of the skills I have used in dress making and alterations. (40 years) I used these skills to supplement my income to raise my 2 children and help my daughter with 3 granddaughters. We also quilt.

    1. That is a great idea. Maybe some of your students could submit a request for a machine. In any case, please share this to anyone you think might be machine-worthy.
      Have a great week.

  2. What an interesting post. I am glad it wasn’t a real accident! I don’t need a sewing machine as mine works quite well but I would be interested in hearing more about your program and the people you are helping.

    1. Hi Tabitha,
      The best way to find out more is to go to my blog thru http://www.studioefabrics.net. If you read some of the recent posts, you can read all about what I am doing. You can also learn more on the facebook pages for Studioe Fabrics, Henry Glass Fabrics and of course The Blank Quilting Corp.

    1. Go to http://www.studioefabrics.net and on the bottom of the home page there is a square that says blog. Click on that and then post your request in the comments section of any blog. Those go directly to me and that is how I manage all the requests. Thanks and good luck.

  3. Dreams can move us. It sounds like yours moved you in a direction you were already going. Of course every quilter would like a new machine. But I like the charity end of your work. I wish I had 5 machines, space and could find a school to teach young new quilters what they are missing out on. When I was in high school they offered classed in Home Ec. And my mother would have taught me to sew. Of course I thought I would never need it in my life. I was so wrong. I got hooked on quilting in my 30’s after working as a nurse for 10 years. Thanks for your generosity and fabulous products. Also glad the dream was just that.

    1. I agree. If only we could get kids sewing again….that would be great. That being said, I am trying to spread this to kids too.

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