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the power of a quilt

Hello again, Mary Ellen here.

I’m not much of a baseball fan. I know just enough to keep up my end of a conversation about the generalities of the game. My sister, on the other hand, is a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. Really, by her request, she and her husband went to Fenway Park for a game on their honeymoon. It’s a long story for her going back to playing checkers with our grandfather, while listening to the Red Sox on the radio.

In the blog entry here, you can read about a quilt moving a tough baseball player, Joe Torre formerly manager of the NY Yankees, to tears. He sponsors a foundation to help at risk school children in NYC who are living surrounded by violence. As a thank you to him and in recognition of the 10 year anniversary of the foundation he sponsors, a group of at risk students made quilt blocks which were assembled by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Our upcoming seminar teacher, Pat Sloan, also had a part in making this quilt happen.

Amazing, isn’t it, what a “blanket” can do?

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