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Old 09-06-2021, 05:58 AM
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Not sure if this post should go here or in a different thread so please forgive me & move it if it needs to be somewhere else.
I found it to be very interesting & inspiring.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/cult...aks-your-heart
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Old 09-06-2021, 07:13 AM
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That is a great story. Projects like this are wonderful for helping inmates feel empathy for others at a time when they're really disconnected from society. I wish there had been pictures - it sounds like they're making some amazing quilts!

Edit: another link, with pictures: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...w-foster-kids/

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Old 09-06-2021, 09:52 AM
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Are there any programs in California
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:44 AM
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This needs to happen in every state and every prison or correctional institutes. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the story and pictures very much.
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Old 09-06-2021, 11:24 AM
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If you do a simple web search on "prisoners who quilt" you will see that there are a lot of prisons who have similar quilting programs. Hopefully, this will catch on & continue throughout the states & beyond.
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Old 09-06-2021, 11:30 AM
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I think that is a cool idea.
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Old 09-06-2021, 12:10 PM
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How wonderful!
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Old 09-06-2021, 01:56 PM
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I don't remember her name but, some years ago there was a lady here on thid board that use to go to a prison to teach sewing. Sorry that is about all I can remember.
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
I don't remember her name but, some years ago there was a lady here on thid board that use to go to a prison to teach sewing. Sorry that is about all I can remember.
I don't remember her name either, but I think she was in New Mexico
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Rehab happens in so many different ways. Like seeing our men folk who need skills and a way to be creative find one way through fabric an a sewing machine. We know it is a forever skill that can lead to a better life out side the walls of a correctional facility. .
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