It is my hope that the show and works included will 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 will include a work I am asking for outside participation in, titled Me, You, and Us. I would like 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 will then embroider the words onto cloth, and sew all the fabric squares together to make a larger piece. This work follows the tradition of community quilt building, and I hope it will be filled with a wide range of fabrics and descriptions of people. 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.
Please feel free to share the project by printing the flier out and posting it around your community. Click on the Share The Project button for a printable PDF file with a full description of the project. Thank you.