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What are your hopes? What are your roots?

These are the questions we asked people of all ages at the the Dia de los Ninos, Dia de Los Libros Celebration last April at the Children’s Playground in San Francisco’s Mission District. Families and neighbors strolled through the festival, enjoyed music and games and learned about many free resources available through San Francisco Public Library and […]

Watching the TREES grow: one leaf at a time

I’ve been busy this year making Tree of Life quilts at events. The Tree of Life is a Bigger Metaphor for Flourishing Together. It’s textile “pop-up” art. It’s thrilling to see individuals and communities engaging in this experience. Each person picks a leaf and writes an expression of hope for the community. Or whatever they […]

The Birth of a Series: Beyond Red White and Blue

The 2016 Presidential Election Cycle was rough. I needed a new way to find hope for America beyond any political party. So I did what I often do when I’m frustrated: I started tearing fabric. The strips became stripes. Suddenly I was making flags. These flags were Beyond Red, White and Blue. The first tops […]

Amber Waves of Welcome heads to Georgia . . .

I just mailed off a flag quilt top to  Elizabeth Beck in Tucker, GA for some long arm quilting. Elizabeth’s quilting group welcomed our family to Atlanta in 1999 with a lovely quilt for our 8 week old son. (Side note: Try NOT to move across the country with an 8 week old. JUST sayin’. What an […]

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