Friday, November 7, 2008

Rubia Quilt Exhibit Portland City Hall November 6, 2008

Last night, First Thursday was the opening reception at Portland City Hall for the Rubia Quilt, Stitch By Stitch Women Helping Women. I am so proud of this event. The opening was shared by music education displays and truly amazing art about music, so the place was alive with music and art. I felt privileged to stand by the Rubia Collaborative quilt knowing that it was the only showing of it on the West Coast I am so proud to be the only West Coast artist to not only be a part of the collaboration but to struggle to get it to Portland. I share this honor with the other Women's Caucus for Art artists in the United States who participated, as well as the four women from Afghanistan who created quilt squares. Great thanks to Mayor Sam Adams for his support of the arts and to Pollyanne Birge who without her help and support this event could never have occurred. Thanks also to Molly Crowley who is the creator and organizer of the Rubia Quilt project in Philadelphia, and to the Oregon Chapter of WCA who through their generous support, enabled me to have it shipped to Portland from the East Coast.
Thanks to all the women from the United States to Afghanistan who elevated women's handiwork to supliment the level of vital sustenance in a troubled political, social and economic time as well as creating beauty by joining United State women from coast to coast, to Afghanistan in Peace. Thank you all, I am truly gratefully!

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