Combining Stitches: The artistry of Hmong and Amish quilters

“Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place.”                                                                                                                                                 -Amish Proverb The hours of inactivity in the Thai refugee camp deadened the spirit and the soul. So the Hmong women turned to the comfort that needle and thread had given to generations of women before…

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One Hundred Good Wishes: Quilts that Connect

“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.” – An ancient Chinese belief   A new baby in the family. Joy bursts untethered as the parents, grandparents, extended family, and friends…

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Invisible People

“When a child of the streets stands before you in rags, with a tear-stained face, you cannot easily forget him. And yet, you are perplexed what to do. The human soul is difficult to interfere with. You hesitate how far you should go.”  -Charles Loring Brace   Ever felt invisible?…

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