Lunch & Learn Thursday, Sept 15 at noon

The colorfully emotional Sacred Threads traveling quilt exhibit is currently on display at

HeART Gallery. Within each detailed work, artists tell stories of joy, grief, healing, inspiration,

spirituality, peace and brotherhood. Some explore the fear and isolation many have

experienced during the emergence of COVID-19. Others deal with issues of social justice,

uch as the creation by Ivy Sandz from Berkeley, California. She stitched the words of Yazmin J

uarez’s testimony before congress on July 10, 2019, describing the death of her two year old

daughter who died in an ICE detention camp in Texas without medical care. Climate change

issues are addressed in the work of several quilts, and several express loss after losing a spouse.

Other quilts are humorous, poignant, and sometimes hopeful using vibrant shapes, colors,

textures and a variety of techniques to be admired and studied.

The exhibit features the handiwork of 42 contemporary quilters and will be on display

August 1 - September 26. The traveling exhibit is part of a larger national juried exhibition of 200

quilts displayed biennially at Floris Methodist Church, Oak Hill, Virginia.

Spotlight Tours, with information on story backgrounds, fabrics and techniques, will be held

beginning at noon on

Thursday, Sept. 15. A buffet lunch is included

at no charge, but donations are appreciated. To visit the exhibit or make reservations for lunch,

contact Kate@stpaulstoledo.org.




Beside Still Waters by Elaine Ross; Batavia, New York





The Testimony of Yazmin Juarez by Ivy Sandz; Berkely, California

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