Here at ARI, we really enjoy music, and I think it’s only appropriate to follow my e.e. cummings post with this shout-out to Jewel. Judge not, art fanatics.
Regardless of your opinion of feminist poet-rockers, most anyone will agree that our lives are collection of pieces, scraps of memories and incidences that remain with us and form the picture of who we are. Some pieces are frayed, some colorful or faded, some handed-down by ancestors and forces beyond our control. The design we make from them, however, is all our own.
Using their drawings as a template, students cut out the pieces of the squares - using brightly-colored felt and ribbons - and began appliqueing them to fabric squares. When finished, the quilt will hang at the Thai Freedom House to strengthen the sense of community and belonging there.