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Woman In Business

The Resident

When you walk into Sewtique on 391 Long Hill Road in Groton, you enter a unique and diversified sewing center that often resembles a museum.  Sewtique boasts a national reputation for restoring and preserving heirlooms, historic quilts, embroidered tablecloths, wedding dresses and family treasures.

Owner Evelyn Siefert Kennedy, a Textile Appraiser, Accredited with the International Society of Appraisers, and her staff offer a multitude of expert services and guaranteed results.  These services include textile appraisal, restoration and preservation of textiles and apparel, specialty repairs in leather and furs, professional alterations, and sewing machine sales for domestic and commercial customers.

Sewtique's newest feature, a "shadow box," allows families to restore a baptismal dress, tapestry or tablecloth, for example, and preserve the heirloom for future generations by storing them in a glass and wooden case in an acid free environment.

"If anything works for Sewtique, it's our team approach," Evelyn says.  "Diversification has been a key to our survival for the last 30 years.  We started as a fabric store, but within a few years branched out adding new services such as fur and leather repair, and textile restoration."

In addition to running her own business, Evelyn is active on the national and community level, promoting the sewing industry and textile restoration through published articles in major periodicals and speaking engagements.  Evelyn is also a dedicated volunteer, founding PRIDE (Promote Real Independence for the Disable and Elderly), a national organization whose mission is to provide altered and specially designed clothing for the disabled.  Evelyn accepted work by appointment only.

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