It is my hope was that the show and works included would encourage people to look at how they think of and approach ideas they have difficulty relating to and understanding. It is easy to make a villain out of someone we don’t know, whose social or political views differ from our own. In the current national and world climate of polar opposites, I hope we can start conversations and communicate to understand each other and bridge some of those gaps.
-Miriam N. Omura
Part of the show included a work I asked for outside participation in. I asked people to send me a 10'' x 10" (25.5cm x 25.5cm) piece of fabric that captures who they are, along with up to five words describing themselves. I then embroidered the words onto cloth, and sewed all the fabric squares together to make a larger piece. This work followed the tradition of community quilt building. I am continuing this project and looking for places to show the piece. For more specific details in participating, and where to send your fabric and words, please read below. Please click on the Participate! button below for Frequently Asked Questions and where to send your fabric and words.