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4520 Alexander Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Hours as of 03/25/21
 Mon - Sat 10am - 3pm
Closed Sundays

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Donald "Don" George Silva 1936-2021

Don Silva was born in the Bronx, New York on April 6, 1936.
Don went to Mt. St. Michael High School in the Bronx, a Catholic High School. He then attended Manhattan College, which was also a Catholic College. Don began dating Ann when they were 15 years old and they married on June 22, 1957 when they both graduated from college.
Don graduated from college as a Civil and Sanitary engineer. He went on to serve in the Air Force and served in Viet Nam from 1969-1970. He had many accomplishments during his long life.
Don retired from the Air Force after 20 years as a Lt. Colonel. He worked in politics for many years as well. After retirement, Don worked for multiple engineering firms and later went to teach at the University of Phoenix. When asked what he taught, he would answer - "Statistics and Quantitative Analysis, the subjects no one else wants to teach".

Don and Ann were the owners of Ann Silva's Sewing Center from 1980 until 2016 when Steve took the business over. Don was the behind the scenes supporter, gave many good ideas and never said 'no' when Ann needed the money to support some expansion. 

When they moved to Maricopa, AZ Don was able to indulge in his three favorite hobbies: poker, shooting with the gun club and the Maricopa Investment Club.
Don’s greatest accomplishment and joy was his wonderful family.  He is survived by three sons - Michael, Peter and wife - Kim, and Steven and wife - Elizabeth.  He had eight grandchildren -Alexandria, Danielle, Nicole, Anthony, Amanda, Marco, Andreas, and Christopher.  Lastly, he had three great grandchildren - Scarlett, Sloane, and Cameron.  He was looking forward to the arrival of his fourth great grandchild in late June. Don and Ann were married for 63 years when he passed on April 30, 2021. Don made those around him better because of his influence. He was a mentor to many and will not be forgotten.
Rest In Peace, Don Silva

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Anita Goodesign on sale!
Select embroidery designs in our clearance section are 66% off!
All other designs are as follows:
Buy 1 get 30% off
Buy 2 get 40% off
Buy 3 or more get 50% off

Includes all in stock product only! No further discounts available!

All Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Mardi Gras fabric older than 2021 is on sale 50% off minimum 1 yard cuts!
Christmas panels are 50% off!
All other in stock panels, excluding new 2021 panels, on sale 30% off!

Sale is valid on holiday fabrics while supplies last! All other panels on sale through May!

Due to the extremely high demand of sewing machine repair requests we are SCHEDULING sewing machine repair drop offs ONLY at this time.
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We service all makes and models of Vacuums.

Welcome to our Shop!

Ann Silva’s Sewing Center is your hometown source for high quality sewing machines and vacuum cleaners from innovative brands such as BERNINA, Baby Lock, and Miele. For your convenience, we have an onsite technician who is qualified to repair all sewing machine makes and models. You'll also find an extensive selection of designer fabrics, sewing notions, parts, accessories, sewing cabinets, and embroidery software to make your sewing experience more productive and enjoyable.

Located in Albuquerque, NM, we offer a wide range of fun, informative classes for sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels. With a friendly shop atmosphere and a team of knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff members, our goal is to inspire creativity, innovation, and expression of ideas through sewing. We’re dedicated to establishing successful, long term relationships with our customers through the products and services we provide. Read More...





  • (505) 881-5253
  • 4520 Alexander Blvd NE
  • Albuquerque, NM 87107