National TIE ONE ON DAY™ is the opportunity to put the “give” in Thanksgiving by sharing our good fortune with someone in need of a thoughtful gesture. Annually recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events and celebrated the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Nov 27th, 2013.
“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.” EllynAnne Geisel
Participation in National Tie One on Day™ is simple. Wrap a loaf of bread or other homemade treat in an apron and tuck in a sweet note. Then tie one on…an apron, of course! and deliver the wrapped bundle to someone…a neighbor, friend or charity…without your bounty and in need of physical or spiritual sustenance, a bit of recognition or just a kind word.
National Tie One On Day™ is a win-win, for the participant and the receiver. And by embracing NTOOD, you will make someone else’s day brighter.
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National Tie One On Day™ Sponsors:
Tom Dodge is a veteran photographer, writer and editor whose work appears in agricultural and corporate media. His freelance photography and writing operation is based out of his family's farm near Truman, MN.
“For more than 30 years I have travelled the back roads of America, camera in hand, looking for images that will stand the test of time.”
Making Piece, a memoir of love, loss and pie by Beth M. Howard, is about the nourishment of the heart and soul that comes from the simple act of giving to others, like baking a homemade pie and sharing it with someone whose pain is even greater than your own. And it tells of the role of fate, second chances and the strength found in community.
Lathea Williams, Publicist - Harlequin Nonfiction
Telephone: (212) 553-4206
Lori Lau Grzybowski
Editor, Country Woman magazine
Each issue features a large food section filled with mouth-watering, down-home recipes for today’s cooks, including winning recipes for the issue’s contest. There are also ideas for easy and frugal country decorating, casual entertaining, fun and appealing crafts, garden tips, lifestyle stories, health advice, puzzles, and nostalgia, as well as profiles of women doing amazing things.
Alice D. Voss, Marketing Manager
BERNINA of America
Phone: (630) 978-2500 ext:517
BERNINA’s nationwide network of fully trained independent dealerships provides the highest standard of service, beginning with free guide classes after purchase. Find a BERNINA store near you at www.berninausa.com/dealer.
BERNINA of America introduced the WeAllSew.com blog for sewing enthusiasts of all ages who share their love of sewing through ideas, projects, patterns and tips. The WeAllSew blog offers a place for sewers, embroiderers and quilters to connect with fellow enthusiasts and sewing experts. Readers will also find tutorials, easy step-by-step instructions, new product information and inspirational ideas, including ways to help sewers step up to the next level. Find your next sewing idea on WeAllSew.com. With topics running the gamut on all things sewing, quilting, embroidery and crafting, you are sure to find something to spark your creativity.
Cool Stuff for the Hip Housewife
Modern June is the creative outlet for semi-desperate housewife, Kelly McCants. Specializing in retro-inspired aprons and other handmade housewares for the hip home, Modern June is sold in over a dozen brick and mortar shops across America and Canada. Kelly is the author of SEWING WITH OILCLOTH (Wiley, 2011), a one-of-a-kind book which covers sewing with the family of specialty fabrics collectively known as oilcloth. From home goods to accessories, baby gear to outdoor décor and so much more, Kelly offers oilcloth sewing projects that unlock the potential of both traditional choices and new designer prints.
Read our blog and follow us on Twitter @SewingGuild
Samina Mirza, Membership Administration
(713) 729-3000 xt 111
Andrews McMeel is the proud publisher of EllynAnne’s best-selling The Apron Book, Apronisms and The Kitchen Linens Book, as well as the Pie Contest, Chili Cook-Off Contest and Christmas Cookie Contest "in a box" series by Gina Hyam.
Emily Farris, Publicist AMP
Telephone: (800) 851-8923
Mary is a popular lecturer and guest on the PBS series, Sewing with Nancy.
|| The National Association of Baby Boomer Women is the only association devoted to addressing issues concerning 38 million of the healthiest, wealthiest, and best educated generation of women to ever hit midlife, baby boomer women.
Anne L. Holmes, APR – “Boomer in Chief”
Email: Anne@NABBW.com or Anne@BoomerCo.com
Telephone: 563-823-8429 or 877-BOOMERZ
Websites: www.NABBW.com, www.BoomerWomenSpeak.com, www.BoomerLifestyle.com , www.BoomerCo.com
Sew,Mama,Sew! serves customers worldwide through www.sewmamasew.com.
Ellen March, Editor
Each IceMilk apron comes with its very own heirloom kit – a heritage tag, an apron story, and three blank recipe cards – perfectly preserved within a jam jar. IceMilk Aprons was selected as a "Top Holiday Gift of 2010" by Martha Stewart.
Ashley Leckey Schoenith, heirloom designer
Marie Ellingson Schneider
Lisa’s passion for baking is inspired by her childhood memories of the heavenly aromas of her Norwegian mother's daily baking. Polka Dot Pound Cakes are lovingly baked to order using farm fresh products, no added preservatives, and no ingredient that you cannot pronounce. Available in three sizes, our delicious varieties change seasonally.
Lisa Gundersen ~ Umansky
Allison Lucien launched Eleanor’s NYC in April 2012, following her quest for high-quality, fashionable accessories to add style to her ride. Lost in a sea of unflattering spandex bike shorts, tired of heavy metal racks and baskets, she was inspired to create Eleanor’s NYC as a central shopping experience for the fashion-savvy biker. Online, you’ll find helmets that are cute, not clunky, clothes you can bike to a party in and still be the best-dressed person there, classic and inventive basketry, skirt guards and all the more.
Telephone: (347) 762-4535
Craftsy.com allows you to watch your classes from anywhere, at any time, from any device with an internet connection and to easily interact with instructors and classmates. Access to your classes never expires. Pick one, learn it, make it. What will YOU learn today?
Telephone: 303.997.0345 x820
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"Although the apron may have once symbolized a woman's lack of choices in life, it is now an empowering icon for the abundance of choices in a woman's life," says Cynthia. "An apron doesn't define you; an apron celebrates what you do for the people you love."
Heavenly Hostess's sponsorship of National Tie One On Day™ is in addition to Cynthia's commitment to contributing and supporting charitable organizations that are addressing the world’s Global Giants: Extreme Poverty, Pandemic Disease, Crippling Illiteracy and Spiritual Emptiness.
I designed, built and furnished the cafe with materials, art and objects from my family's homestead in order to evoke special meaning and memories. I am proud to serve you in the same aprons my grandmother wore while caring for her own family. Chaps proudly sponsors National Tie One On Day™ and its mission of putting the "give" back into Thanksgiving.
Celeste Shaw, owner
4237 South Cheney Spokane Road
Spokane, Washington 99224
When MikWright "ties one on," it usually involves vodka and olives. Accordingly, MikWright is a proud sponsor and supporter of "National Tie One on Day™" and EllynAnne Geisel, author of The Apron Book.
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"More often, I should sit down and write a note of thanks to others who make me feel so blessed by their love and friendship. Thank you for putting into action what became a more wonderful day because I shared a loaf of bread." Amy Bissell "We have Christmas traditions that have developed over the years but hadn’t really found any for Thanksgiving Eve until now. Thank you! We love your National Tie One On Day." Becky Smart "I just got finished with my apron yesterday and I have to bake the bread today and tonight I will take them (along with a gift certificate at a grocery store) to a family whose dad has been out of work." Bonnie Ellis "I've gotten my husband involved and we decided National Tie One On Day is something we will do every year with our son as a way to give back and teach him the joy of giving." Jennie Schaeffer "I raided the local second hand store for old jeans and tattered old linens to make darling jean ruffle aprons I have 6 loaves and aprons to deliver and I feel so honored to a part of such a great give-a-thon." René Groom