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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Doughnut Quilts: Salute to Donut Dolly

  “With its clubs for recreation, its coffee and doughnuts in the forward areas… (with) the devotion and warmhearted sympathy of the Red Cross girl.. The Red Cross has often seemed to be the friendly hand of this nation, reaching across the sea to sustain its fighting men.”- Allied Commander…

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National Women’s History – The Threads that Bind Women Together

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt   The brisk winds of March howl around the house, pressing on the window panes, seeping cool air into imperceptible cracks. Cuddled in a quilt, the winds of remembrance swirl in my mind. In the warmth of…

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