Neighborhood Highlight: The Day by day Kos Quilt Guild stitches collectively good works and Neighborhood


“Quilters by nature are beneficiant & artistic,” says Pam from Calif, who at present helms the group. “Most of us can keep in mind a quilt given by an expensive relative or good friend for a special day. A child receiving blanket, a marriage present, a commencement present. Generally non-quilters will hear or study [a] huge group, just like the Veterans Administration Hospitals, receiving quilts for his or her sufferers. Or a neighborhood church or guild having a ‘stitching circle’ for a very good trigger. The AIDS Memorial Quilt/Names Challenge is an instance of a quilt that may even have fun a beloved one’s life.”

Official emblem of the DK Quilt Guild, created by JekyllnHyde

The DK Quilt Guild used the “stitching circle” mannequin to provide a beautiful quilt that helped fund the Okiciyap Food Pantry in 2013. The Guild delivered lap quilts and handmade consolation objects to veterans in Detroit, Portland, and Palo Alto, usually working together with Netroots Nation. Additionally they made quilts for the siblings of the Sandy Hook massacre victims. Art ah zen started quilting after her mom’s loss of life, which led her to the DK Quilt Guild. “I really like being a part of the group. I write usually and brag about my work,” she says. “I get to see the work of others, so assorted and effectively finished. I get new concepts from their work and generally an outlet for a few of mine.

“We now have individuals who have quilts in exhibits all around the nation, and individuals who do not personal a stitching machine, all of them come to see what we publish. Some inform tales of their members of the family who quilted or quilts they’ve identified and beloved. All of us benefit from the feedback. We’re like a household, speaking over the dinner desk or the quilting body.”

Whereas the pandemic has put a damper on her donations, Artwork ah zen says that she makes her work to offer to others. “Nearly all of my work is donated to teams I discover [that] want them. The pandemic brought about a break within the chain and I’m ready to get again to giving the quilts away.”

There’s something deeply private a couple of quilt. I ought to know, having made a number of. It is each a connection to an outdated artwork kind and a present to the long run. It patches collectively not simply material and never simply historical past, however neighborhood.

Baby quilt, traditional log cabin pattern.
That is my newest quilt, made for my first grandchild, who is because of debut in about 6 weeks. 

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Intersection: Me, politics and the climate emergency (and everything else) by billlaurelMD (2004-168-36)

Politics is a development course of for billlaurelMD. He started maturity as a single-issue voter and as he grew older, realized that each one political points are important and inextricable. All political points converge within the local weather disaster, and all are made extra essential by advancing fascism on the precise. “That is now the undercurrent of my life; concern of the fascists and what they’ll do in the event that they get the prospect. And it’s now clear that this concern is intersectional with all individuals who don’t consider that somebody’s whiteness provides carte blanche …”

The Cassandra myth as an allegory for our time by vjr7121 (2017-195-25)

Cassandra was the Trojan princess who predicted the reality however was by no means believed. Vjr7121 says the Cassandra fantasy is “like a time-released warning as a prescription for our time,” as local weather change predictions lengthy foreseen are coming true. There’s hope, nevertheless, and actions we will take to get previous manufactured local weather denialism on this warning about how science would not rely upon perception or unbelief.

365 Days of Climate Awareness 26: A brief history of the earth 2: Paleozoic to Cenozoic by agramante  (2009-44-5)

Agramante continues his earth historical past course with an outline of the earliest intervals when our planet supported life, the Paleozoic period, specializing in the Cambrian interval from 541-485 million years in the past. Come for the rise and breakup of Pangea, keep for the proliferation of species. “The Paleozoic Period spans from 542 to 252 mya [million years ago], and its early portion, the Cambrian Interval from 542 to 485 mya, is understood for an incredible proliferation of life into many alternative varieties, each terrestrial and marine, referred to as the Cambrian Explosion.”

Labor Day ode to Henderson Flats by rougy77 (2121-8-1)

Henderson Flats was a down-at-the-heels neighborhood northeast of Denver that “was wolfed up by a rank monstrosity of carcinogens referred to as Commerce Metropolis,” house to a poet’s alcoholic father. “Everyone referred to as it ‘Henderson Flats’ as a type of homage to the nice John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flats, as a result of it was so very paying homage to that novel.” Seamy-looking on the skin, it was heat, embracing, and full of an assortment of characters. In such locations again within the ‘70s, Labor Day was a communal time of meals, alcohol and a carnival environment. This reminiscence of a hard-edged place with a mushy coronary heart is a Labor Day present from rougy77, and his first rescue.

What is Labor Day? by xaxnar  (2005-2366-?)

Xaxnar turns a shiny mild on the hypocrisy of politicians who extol the virtues of Labor Day whereas erasing the “labor” a part of the equation. With a deal with West Virginia’s Battle of Blair Mountain 100 years in the past, in addition to different labor actions and struggles for unionization and franchise, the creator contrasts the present right-wing battle to sanitize American historical past: “It’s all about presenting a propagandized model of American historical past. It’s the historical past of founding fathers as god-like figures, and hero industrialists who ‘show’ anybody can turn into wealthy in America if they only work arduous sufficient—however not the odd individuals making an attempt to make a residing who fought and died for a fair proportion of the pie.”

Greg Abbott is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad man, and it’s not just a day-long problem! by SBvotes (2017-46-?)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has overcome an accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down on this transient essential biography. “Whereas I ordinarily would applaud Abbott for the wonderful braveness, resolve, and perseverance he has proven in coping along with his incapacity, and reaching success, it’s marred by the truth that he solely cares about himself.” How so? Effectively, other than the border wall brutality, COVID-19 denialism, and a bingo card filled with outrages, there’s Abbott’s relationship to the People with Disabilities Act and his specific model of tort reform. Learn significantly if you wish to get your heartbeat up, however be careful in your blood strain.

Why can’t we make a law against deliberate deceit that spurs violence or leads to death? by Lafosner (2020-31-3)

“Deliberate deceit has turn into the one largest weapon within the Republican arsenal,” Lafosner declares as she units the stakes we face within the weaponization of disinformation. Is there a purpose, she asks, why media firms shouldn’t be held to account for the harm that their stars, influencers, and commentators do in destroying the physique politic?

It was my dad’s birthday by A Pagan in Arizona (2020-51-4)

A recent begin is interrupted by a tragedy, which turns into an ungainly vacation. Holidays that fall on the anniversaries of disasters are on A Pagan in Arizona’s thoughts as she remembers her father, born on Sept. 11. “For a second he appeared to overlook that it was in reality his 61st birthday. And rambled a bit about how now this date will likely be remembered by everybody, like Pearl Harbor Day.” Sept. 11 remains to be her dad’s birthday, and reconciling two recollections isn’t straightforward.

Solar on the roof by Stephen Dreyfus (2017-163-?)

“Photo voltaic on the roof. Sounds loopy, no? However in our little sub-division of Del Norte, you would possibly say each considered one of us ought to set up photo voltaic on the roof, making an attempt to afford nice, easy electrical energy, with out breaking our funds. It is not straightforward. You could ask, why will we put photo voltaic panels up there if it is so costly? We achieve this as a result of this planet is our house … And the way can we preserve the steadiness of nature and forestall devastating local weather change? I can inform you how in a single phrase … Set up!” So what’s concerned in putting in photo voltaic panels? Stephen Dreyfus can (and does) inform you!

Top Comments: Clocks, entropy, and time by gizmo59 (2006-503-?)

Gizmo59 reviews on new discoveries of time. Time is our fourth dimension, and measuring it needs to be easy, proper? Entropy is a measure of the “play” in any system, the ways in which elements could be rearranged with out that system breaking down. “Clocks have existed for hundreds of years, and the idea of entropy is about 200 years outdated, however till now, no one had ever thought-about the connection between the working of clocks and the manufacturing of entropy earlier than, even realizing entropy’s function as an arrow of time itself.” 

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