Tonight I am back home in Colorado, after a whirlwind trip to the Washington DC area for the Sacred Threads exhibit, and the Not Fade Away conference.
Sacred Threads is a place for quilts about spirituality, peace, grief, joy, healing, peace and brotherhood. We have been a corporate sponsor for Sacred Threads since 2003.
Not Fade Away is about documenting and labeling your quilts, and saving the stories of our quilts for future generations. The Quilt Alliance is a non-profit that saves, records, archives and shares the stories of thousands of quilts. (60K quilts documented, 1500 stories saved.)
I’d like to feature this quilt from the Sacred Threads exhibit, by Gerrie Lynne Thompson. It is a closeup view of a watchful White Tiger, which is considered a powerful sacred symbol in the Korean culture.
The artists asks “Is he aware that both is species and his habitat are endangered?”
I’ve set this stunning tiger closeup with other Big Cat panels that we carry, for those of you who are also concerned about the serious threats to all of the iconic Big Cats.
I also took an extra day and a half to visit 2 very intense museums in Washington DC: The Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the new National Museum of African American History. I got my tickets way in advance online, and spent about 4 hours at each museum. I wish every American could experience the stories that are told in these museums. Both museums were packed, but the crowds were somber, quiet and respectful.
I also visited the Washington DC headquarters of one of our charity program recipients – the Ocean Conservancy. They recently ran a very nice article about our charity program, in their online and printed newsletters. We had a very serious conversation about the damage being done to the oceans and their inhabitants, and I renewed our commitment to supporting the important work being done by this organization. They said to tell you all “Thanks!”
Ocean Conservancy is one of the 7 organizations listed when you check out, and 2% of all orders go to the charity of your choice from this list.
sharing your Passion for Fabric…
July 28 – Aug 1 – Intl Quilt Trends lecture (7/30) at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Aug 9-14 – Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK
Sept 16 – Quilters Take Manhattan
Oct 1-11 – Intl Quilt Trends lecture at New Zealand Quilt Symposium – Christchurch
Dec 29 2017 – Jan 5 2018 – Tanzania Africa Wildlife Migration Tour – Limited Spaces
Feb 22-25, 2018 – QuiltCon – Pasadena, California
Nov 14-20, 2018 – POLAR BEAR Tour – Join me in Churchill!