Jodie and Mark journey to Stockton, New Jersey in Hunterdon County visiting the 1790’s Prallsville Mill which became a center for the arts in 2009. They tour a unique exhibit of ornately decorated bras put on by the Courthouse Quilters Guild to promote breast cancer awareness. A calendar showing all the entries is available from the guild with all proceeds going to breast cancer research. One bra shows Maxine exhorting “Get your damned boobs checked.” Jodie and Mark discuss how important mammogram checks are for early detection and that men are not immune from this disease.
Meg Cox, president of the Alliance for American Quilts joins Jodie and Mark. She tells them about the Alliance and its function. If the Louvre were only quilts and on line it would be the Alliance Meg explains. It’s a fabulous on line quilt resource with over 50,000 quilts documented and pictured. The chief way the Alliance raises money is through their on line auction on e-bay of 16” quilts designed by quilt artists across the country for their annual contest. Visit the Alliance web site for more information. Meg announced next year’s contest with the theme called “Alliances – People, Patterns, Passions.”
Then watch part 2 to learn how to make your quilt personal and tell a story.
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