Los hilos de la vida

Folkloric story quilts by Latina women in Anderson Valley

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

A new venture for the hilos

Today we've started our blog with high hopes and great expectations. We're excited about the opportunity to share our art with a larger community.

These story quilts began in an Anderson Valley Adult School Evenstart program last year. Our teachers are Molly Johnson Martinez and Susan Kerr, with volunteer help from members of the community, especially Lee Serrie and Deanna Apfel and members of the Mendocino Quilt Artists. We are learning English and quilting at the same time. All of our quilts tell a story, from the horrors of border crossings to village life in Mexico, family life here in the US and sometimes places we'd like to visit. We are doing raw edge collage work and machine quilting.