Friday, March 13, 2009

Creative Collaborations

The 20th anniversary of the Reading Connection, an organization dedicated to putting books in the hands of children in housing crisis, was celebrated last night at a Gala in Arlington, VA. Pictured above is a collaborative quilt created by myself, painter Marsha Gallo (pictured on left) and quilter Cleo Hurley. In February, Marsha and I led an arts workshop with Reading Connection children in SE D.C. as part of the non-profits' Imagination Blooms project. Using bright beads, sequins, ribbon, yarn and shapes cut from felt, the children cut and pasted lively collaged images of themselves on a fabric background. No two portraits were alike and represented the uniqueness of each child.