Los hilos de la vida

Folkloric story quilts by Latina women in Anderson Valley

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hanging the show and the Marin Market

Some of the Los Hilos women went to the bay area last weekend to sell quilts at the Marin Farmer's Market. They made many new friends and sold two pieces. Many people came by the farmer's market and Eva said "Hey, welcome!" in English. She tried salty pineapple chicken legs for the first time at Whole Foods and said it was very rich.

They also went to the Women's Cancer Resource Center and the Judah L. Magnes Museum and met with the art director Margo, who was a great help. Our show is called "Stitching Their Stories" and is co-sponsored by Art & Remembrance, whose show will coincide with ours.

Women's Cancer Resource Center gallery
5741 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
"Los Hilos de la Vida/ Threads of Life"
December 3, 2006-January 19, 2007
Opening with the Artists Sunday, December 3, 2006, 12-3pm

Judah L. Magnes Museum
2911 Russell Street, Berkeley
November 20, 2006-February 11, 2007
"Through the Eye of the Needle: Fabric Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz"
Opening Sunday, December 3, 2006, 2-5 pm

We did have a few mishaps along the way. Luzma suddenly became very ill and the van took a three hour detour to the emergency room through rush hour traffic in Berkeley. She was fine and we got home OK.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Community Foundation is sponsoring the making of our documentary film and book. The book, coming out in the summer of 2007, will have one story and picture of a quilt from each woman participating in the program.

We will also have a show opening November 20th with an opening reception December 3 at the Women's Cancer Resource Center at 5741 Telegraph Avenue (off Ashby) Oakland, CA 94609. The show is in conjunction with a show by Art and Remembrance, "Memories of Survival" at The Judah A. Magnes Museum. Their opening will also be December 3. The joint show idea was the brainchild of Benita Kline, who saw our show at CIIS, and Molly, who has worked so hard to make this happen. Please come and see both quilt shows which feature themes of struggle, celebration, and survival.

Marin Farmer's Market Show

We are getting ready for a show and sale of our work at the Marin Farmer's Market on Sunday, November 19th! The Market is held at the Civic Center in San Rafael, 8am to 1 pm. There are so many new quilts and stories, we are scrambling to get them ready for the show. I am starting to work with the women of Los Hilos, and I will be writing on blogspot occasionally, so stay tuned!!