A. Stuart-a currently incarcerated woman at Washington Corrections Center For Women, and a mentee in our volunteer Mentor Program- has a Quilt on Exhibit at Sacred Threads in Washington DC!
The Title of her quilt is: “The Healing Power of the Slough”
This is what Stuart has to say about her quilt: “I’m a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence. Like a water lily I was rooted in the slough. The layers of sediment disintegrate and provide nutrients for the plant to grow and flourish. Like the lily I choose to transcend the slough, breaking the barriers to flourish because of it. The result is a flower that is open and undefined, depicting the power of healing.”
About Sacred Threads:
Founded by a small group of women in 1999, Sacred Threads is an exhibit of quilts with spiritual themes held bi-annually in the Washington, D.C. area. This year’s show will take place July 10 – July 26 at Floris Methodist Church in Herndon, VA, and several thousand visitors are expected to view the more than 300 quilts on display. Acceptance into the juried show means each work clearly depicts a feeling or idea of Joy, Inspiration, Spirituality, Healing, Grief, and Peace. The show does not emphasize any particular religion or theology but conveys the spirituality, healing, and inspirational messages that transcend all people. For more information about Sacred Threads, visit www.sacredthreadsquilts.com