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Thread: My Other Job

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    Super Member QuiltswithConvicts's Avatar
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    Many of you know that I run a job program for a state prison with 1100 male inmates. I have 200 men who are paid to make quilts. My other job there is coordinating the In-Cell Hobby Shop program. Friday night, the first ever Inmate Art Exhibit opened with a reception. The Center just had a total renovation & looks beautiful for this dirty little oil town! Here are a couple of pictures of the exhibit.

    Enjoy!

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    The other side of the entrance
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    Yes, we have 3 quilts!!! This is one of them.
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    So cool. These guys will have a craft when out!

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    Wow! Your job--and your friends are impressive!

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    what a great program

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    Everyone did a very nice job. Beautiful work and impressive display!!

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    You truly should be commended. You have given these men a venue to express themselves in a creative way. Great job!

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    Fabulous. Wish I could ser it in person.

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    What a beautiful exhibit :D:D:D

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    wow, how nice

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    Do they make the quilts for charity or to sell to cover expenses?

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    What a rewarding job you have. Great exhibition and some fantastic work there.

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    Very impressive

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    I'm so very impressed with what you do.

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    That's soo wonderful--! --- for u and for the men!

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    Beautiful displays. I am so sure they were so very impressed.

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    OMG, I have wonderful childhood memories of that dirty little oil town. I have 5 precious cousins that lived there for several years and my sister and I spent most of those summers visiting them. Yes, my uncle was a toolpusher! What wonderful work you are doing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maureen
    Do they make the quilts for charity or to sell to cover expenses?
    Alll the quilts made by the inmates are donated to nursing homes, hospices, day care facilities, fire, sheriff, ambulances & who ever else can use them. Some of the quilts are given to the Western Heritage Museum & the Lea County Center for the Arts for their gift shops. It's my way of saying "Thank you" for having all the quilt-related events they do.

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    You must be so proud. Thanks for sharing.

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    How cool is that!

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    Wow!! My hat's off to U... The Texas inmates, I think, don't do such but my kin is getting a lot of college classes, so that's a good thing.

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