Do you or does someone you know have a passion for sewing or quilting? If so, chances are you likely already know Rob Appell, as he is a rock star of sorts in the sewing world. If you don’t, watching just one of Appell’s video tutorials will make you want to get into it! Appell is a sewing machine technician and master quilter who hosts Man Sewing, a popular weekly video series and website dedicated to teaching and sharing his passion for all things sewing.

“What is Man Sewing?” Appell’s website asks. “Well, I am a man who loves to sew and I’m proud of it,” he explains. “I’m passionate about sewing and creativity and have a desire to teach, so I want to share my passion with you. Is Man Sewing just for men? Absolutely not. I’m just a man who sews.”

Appell is bringing his infectious surfer-dude-meets-working-artist energy to Sacramento for a hands-on workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 21, thanks to the folks from River City Quilters’ Guild. The class is just $35, plus costs for materials. For more information and to register, visit or The workshop will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church (3235 Pope Ave., Sacramento) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information on Rob Appell, visit or check out his YouTube channel, where some of his more popular videos have 400,000-plus views!

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 12 of issue #259 (Feb. 12 – 26, 2018)**

    Jonathan Carabba

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