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Who We Are

Seauxing Seeds Foundation, LLC is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit community organization, that serves to create personal and community impact through the Art of Sewing.


Established in 2017 as a church ministry group that met to sew weighted blankets for special needs children, we worked in borrowed space and used a classroom shower stall to store supplies. With a team of volunteers, we sewed and distributed weighted blankets to families on a waiting list and adult bibs to local nursing homes until the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020, where we turned our efforts to sewing face masks and donated hundreds of cloth masks to community groups.


Numerous requests led us to begin sewing baby items and pillowcases for a Foster Family Resource Center and later to a local Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Kathy Scioneaux

Kathy Scioneaux, Executive Director of Seauxing Seeds Foundation, has a BA in Psychology.  She began as an intake coordinator for a program where she helped patients with eating disorders.  She learned through this experience that she can make a significant impact on the lives of others.

After the program ended, she found herself struggling to find a position in the psychology field.  This brought her to a temporary employment agency. 

In a short five-year span, Kathy worked her way into a Regional Director position of Business Centers and oversaw fourteen offices in five states.  
In 1993, Kathy met the love of her life, Earl.  A year later they were married and they soon welcomed their daughter, Sara, into the world in 1995.  She stopped traveling to be with her family and began to work in various office administration roles.

In 2009 Kathy found her calling in life when she attended her daughter's school's parent open house.

Kathy applied and was accepted into the Alternative Certification Teaching Program at Southeastern University.  After passing the Praxis tests, Kathy began her dream job as a home economics teacher.  All of this was accomplished in less than four months!  For the next twelve years, Kathy would continue to make an impact in the home economics classroom.

After becoming an empty nester, Kathy discovered her church had a new sewing ministry.  There she met Connie and their new seauxing journey began.

Kathy Scioneaux

Connie Haydel

Connie Haydel, Director of Marketing and Business Development of Seauxing Seeds Foundation, began her career after going to college to be a journalist.  She started working for United Press International in Dallas, Texas right after graduation.

Two years later, she went back to school and earned a Master's in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University.

For the next thirty-five years Connie specialized in marketing, business development, strategic planning, and market research in the Medical, Electric Utility, and Real Estate Industries.

In 1994, Connie married Michael and together they have five children and a granddaughter.

Connie wanted a more work and family life balance which influenced her to work alongside her husband at his Medical Rehab Accident Injury Clinic in Metairie, Louisiana.  Together, Michael and Connie established their own marketing company that inspires image development and brand marketing campaigns for seven clinics throughout the Greater New Orleans area.
They also operate a residential and commercial real estate development and management company.

After Connie's youngest child went off to college, she too became an empty nester.  She sought an opportunity to get involved with the community which led her to the sewing ministry at her church.  There she met Kathy, thus their friendship and  seauxing journey began.

Connie Haydel

Angel Gaines

Angel is our Creative Manager and brings a wealth of talent to the studio. A native of Slidell, she learned to sew from her mother at six years old and is a member of Ozone Layers Quilt Guild. With her love for vintage sewing machines, Angel was a garment Sewist most of her life, but about 5 years ago started quilting. She said as a farm girl, she didn’t need any more clothes, but wanted to continue sewing. “You can never have too many quilts!”. Angel still sews with her mother, who embroiders, and together they make quilts from the embroidered panels. She is a married mother of five and lives in Folsom. 


Erin Wojtala

Erin joins Seauxing Seeds as Studio Manager. A Louisiana Native, Erin learned to sew in a costuming class the first year at the University of Southern Mississippi. During her Theatre program, her love for textile arts and fabric was fueled through the many design and construction classes she took. Her training in photography, set construction, office management, and script analysis helped round out her education.


Erin learned to quilt after graduation and is a current member of Ozone Layer’s Quilt Guild. Most of of her current quilting involves using secondhand or scrap fabric.


In her spare time, Erin likes to volunteer through She is a volunteer with LSU's Master Gardener program, and also enjoys nature photography, horseback riding, collect dried invertebrates, and keeping live isopods (rollie pollies). 


Erin is married to her college sweetheart and they reside in Lacombe. 

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