EllynAnne has been accepted as a contributing blogger
to the online newspaper, the Huffington Post
Apron Memories newsletter:
The Huffington Post: Gift of Kindness at Thanksgiving
“Nine years ago, as I was preparing for my family’s traditional turkey dinner, I suddenly thought about a neighbor. Her family had recently experienced a tragedy, and their Thanksgiving was not going to be about pumpkin pies.
Spur of the moment, I wrapped a loaf of bread in an apron and slipped a handwritten card in the pocket…”
The Huffington Post: Victory Apron Celebrates the USO
“As the icon of America’s mothers, the apron symbolized the comfort and security of the home, with the red, white and blue Victory Apron a reminder of motherhood and the American home as patriotic symbols worth fighting for.”
Tampa Bay Times: Tie One On Day encourages us to think about friends in need
“Plenty of people need extra TLC to get through the long holiday season. People grieving, folks who are ailing or simply friends who might be a little blue.
Some of those people could be your neighbors.
That’s why EllynAnne Geisel created Tie One On Day (… An Apron of Course!) to encourage people to show a little kindness to others the day before Thanksgiving.”
Tie One On Day 2014
Tie One On Day EllynAnne Interview
The Denver Post – Colorado Table:
The Washington Post: Aprons: simple to make, easy to personalize, full of nostalgia
Tie One On Day (an apron, of course!) and EllynAnne featured in AP apron piece.
Tampa Bay Times: Vintage aprons and modern re-creations are the new fashion statement
“EllynAnne Geisel may be the nation’s foremost authority on aprons — and the strings that bind us to the women who nourished us.”
Oct./Nov 2012 issue features EllynAnne’s inventive vintage sewing kits, pages 62-65
CountryWoman magazine celebrates Tie One On Day™ 2012
Article in Country Living magazine December/January 2012 issue:
Show Towel Showdown – EllynAnne shares insight and toweling from her vintage show towel collection.
Sew It All Season One / Awesome Aprons: EllynAnne Geisel shows how to make an apron using vintage linens, featuring a ruffled border.
Aug 24, 2011: Cooks of All Sizes Hot for Hostess Aprons
Hannah Raskin, a reporter for the Seattle Weekly, interviewed EllynAnne for her thoughts on Sur La Table’s new line of kitchen couture
NPR On Point – August 2, 2011:
Guest EllynAnne Geisel shares her experience at the inaugural Denver County Fair
EllynAnne and Apron Chronicles appear in a beautiful four-page color spread in the March/April 2011 issue of Texas Live Magazine
The American Interest (www.the-american-interest.com) March/April 2011 issue.
The Apron Chronicles by EllynAnne Geisel:
December 22, 2010 – EllynAnne was interviewed on the Creative Mojo radio show. Listen below:
Press release for Apron Chronicles exhibit at the Cowgirl Museum in Texas:
Denver Post – Oct 23, 2010 :
EllynAnne sews an “Awesome Apron” on “Sew It All,” a new PBS show airing 2011.
Article in the AARP Magazine – Nov/Dec 2010 Issue:
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Journal & Courier – Aug 29, 2010 :
EllynAnne Geisel an apron expert and aficionado shares the history of the apron in America.
Dallas Observer – Aug 9, 2010 – The Opinionated Apron
“…One of the things about opinionated aprons is they’re mass-produced,” Geisel explains, “so there’s safety in that. You’re not standing out there alone saying ‘For this, I went to college?'”
The Globe And Mail – July 16, 2010 – Stylish aprons make a comeback
The Virginian-Pilot – July 13, 2010 – Domestic Renaissance fuels Apron Revival
Alice Brown hopes to launch a revival.
“I think aprons should make a comeback,” she said. She’s been sewing and wearing aprons for years – to cook, to garden, to clean, to paint. She has aprons for holidays – St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas – and for just about every activity” …
EllynAnne Geisel doesn’t know Brown, but they would probably get along as well as a pair of apron strings. Geisel, who lives in Colorado, is the author of “The Apron Book,” “Apronisms” and “The Kitchen Linens Book.” She celebrates aprons, items that she calls “the armor of domesticity.” …
… On hearing about Brown’s nostalgia for aprons, Geisel said, “I thought it was so fascinating that this woman is sewing aprons from her grandmother’s pattern because, in the apron book, I quoted women who remembered their mothers and grandmothers sewing aprons as a way of augmenting their incomes.”
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel – May 28, 2010 – Aprons are heating up homes again
“Aprons are soooo back!” whoops EllynAnne Geisel, author of “Apronisms: Pocket Wisdom for Every Day” (Andrews McMeel, 2008). “When I saw that Charlotte (Kristin Davis in Sex and the City 2), the sophisticated icon for Mommyhood, was wearing one, it was wonderful!”
LA Times – May 6, 2010 – Aprons: Go ahead and tie one on
"The garment no longer symbolizes women's relegation to the kitchen but their delight in being there."
… Author and apron archaeologist EllynAnne Geisel, whose website, www.apronmemories.com, is dedicated to celebrating aprons, kitchen linens and the women who used them, sees the renewed interest in aprons as something that goes deeper, something spiritual. Something that allows us to make peace with the past.
“It’s a connector, it’s one item that ties us to women everywhere, across time,” says Geisel, who makes, sells and collects aprons and brings many of them along with her when she travels the country for speaking engagements.
And wherever she goes, the women line up and the memories pour out. “It just makes people melt. They talk about aprons and suddenly they’re talking about their mothers and their childhood.”
“Aprons don’t hold us back — they take us back,” she added. “They honor women of an earlier generation. And those women were doing the best they could.”
Additionally: Check the LA Times (apron) photogallery. EllynAnne’s photographs # 4, 5, 6
Houston Chronicle – Jan 20, 2010 – Aprons: Wrapped in history
Additionally: View the photo gallery – Aprons: a comeback
Artdaily.org – December 20, 2009
The Washington Times – Nov 4, 2009
Montecito Journal – August 25, 2009
– BookPage reviews THE KITCHEN LINENS BOOK!
April 23, 2009 – EllynAnne’s appearance on ABC-TV/San Fransisco’s View From The Bay :
» Link to video
apronology Magazine Premiere Issue February 2009
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Chicken Soup For The Soul
The Food Channel – November 26, 2008
The Kansas City Star November 26, 2008
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Orlando Sentinel – December 23, 2007
The Pueblo Chieftain Online – November 20, 2007
The Denver Post – November 18, 2007
St Joseph News-Press – November 11, 2007
– July 25, 2007: THE APRON BOOK is a finalist in the Non-Fiction Category for the 2007 Colorado Book Award.
Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion– July, 2007
Houston Chronicle– June 30, 2007
IPPY Awards Winner ! – May 18, 2007
Ippy Awards semi-finalists – May 9, 2007
Pantagraph.com– March 6, 2007
ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards – February 22, 2007
Aprons, Belles and Literacy – August 24, 2006
Good Housekeeping – August 2006
Tie One On Day!!
“DESPERATE” Domestic Diva Ties One On – April 2006
The Women’s Museum – February 9, 2006
The Apron Lady Does Dallas – February 8, 2006
Chicken Soup for the Soul – Winter 2005
The Wall Street Journal – August 12, 2005
Country Living – June 2005
The Denver Post – September 20, 2004
Time Magazine, August 30, 2004: