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“Quilters by nature are beneficiant & inventive,” 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 an important day. A child receiving blanket, a marriage reward, a commencement reward. Typically non-quilters will hear or study [a] massive 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 great trigger. The AIDS Memorial Quilt/Names Venture is an instance of a quilt that may even have a good time a cherished one’s life.”

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Official emblem of the DK Quilt Guild, created by JekyllnHyde

The DK Quilt Guild used the “stitching circle” mannequin to supply a beautiful quilt that helped fund the Okiciyap Food Pantry in 2013. The Guild delivered lap quilts and handmade consolation gadgets to veterans in Detroit, Portland, and Palo Alto, usually working along 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 demise, which led her to the DK Quilt Guild. “I 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 diversified and nicely performed. I get new concepts from their work and generally an outlet for a few of mine.

“We’ve 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 submit. Some inform tales of their members of the family who quilted or quilts they’ve recognized and cherished. 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 provide to others. “Virtually all of my work is donated to teams I discover [that] want them. The pandemic precipitated a break within the chain and I’m ready to get again to giving the quilts away.”

There’s something deeply private a few quilt. I ought to know, having made a couple of. It is each a connection to an outdated artwork kind and a present to the long run. It patches collectively not simply cloth 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 progress 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 best. “That is now the undercurrent of my life; worry of the fascists and what they are going to do in the event that they get the prospect. And it’s now clear that this worry 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 fable is “like a time-released warning as a prescription for our time,” as local weather change predictions lengthy foreseen are coming true. There may be hope, nonetheless, and actions we will take to get previous manufactured local weather denialism on this warning about how science does not rely on 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 durations 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 thought for an incredible proliferation of life into many alternative varieties, each terrestrial and marine, generally known 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 devoured up by a rank monstrosity of carcinogens generally known as Commerce Metropolis,” house to a poet’s alcoholic father. “All people referred to as it ‘Henderson Flats’ as a form of homage to the nice John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flats, as a result of it was so very harking back to that novel.” Seamy-looking on the surface, it was heat, embracing, and stuffed with an assortment of characters. In such locations again within the ‘70s, Labor Day was a communal time of meals, alcohol and a carnival ambiance. This reminiscence of a hard-edged place with a gentle coronary heart is a Labor Day reward from rougy77, and his first rescue.

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

Xaxnar turns a vivid gentle on the hypocrisy of politicians who extol the virtues of Labor Day whereas erasing the “labor” a part of the equation. With a concentrate on 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 writer 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 develop into wealthy in America if they only work onerous sufficient—however not the strange folks attempting to make a dwelling 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 temporary 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 stuffed with outrages, there’s Abbott’s relationship to the Individuals with Disabilities Act and his specific type of tort reform. Learn notably if you wish to get your heartbeat up, however be careful to 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 develop into the only largest weapon within the Republican arsenal,” Lafosner declares as she units the stakes we face within the weaponization of disinformation. Is there a motive, 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 a clumsy 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 neglect that it was the truth is his 61st birthday. And rambled a bit about how now this date can be remembered by everybody, like Pearl Harbor Day.” Sept. 11 remains to be her dad’s birthday, and reconciling two recollections isn’t simple.

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 certainly one of us ought to set up photo voltaic on the roof, attempting to afford nice, easy electrical energy, with out breaking our price range. It is not simple. You could ask, why can 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 hold the steadiness of nature and stop devastating local weather change? I can let you know how in a single phrase … Set up!” So what’s concerned in putting in photo voltaic panels? Stephen Dreyfus can (and does) let you know!

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

Gizmo59 stories on new discoveries of time. Time is our fourth dimension, and measuring it must be easy, proper? Entropy is a measure of the “play” in any system, the ways in which elements might 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 person had ever thought of the connection between the operating of clocks and the manufacturing of entropy earlier than, even figuring out entropy’s function as an arrow of time itself.” 

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