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Susan's Blog – September 2011 Archive (3)

Sewing Her Way Out of Poverty - By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

I came to Kenya partly to help make a PBS documentary about empowering women as a way to lift families and communities — men included — out of poverty. And I promptly met a prostitute-turned-businesswoman who epitomizes that theme.

Jane Ngoiri is a 38-year-old single mom who grew up in a slum and dropped out of school after the eighth grade. She married at age… Continue

Added by Susan on September 16, 2011 at 6:31am — 1 Comment

Peace Story Quilt Takes Center Stage at 9/11 Tribute

 

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened its September 11 commemorative programs with the "9/11 Peace Story Quilt," designed by children's book author and illustrator Faith Ringgold, recipient of a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration.

 

Comprised of three 72" x 50" panels, each with 12 squares,…

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Added by Susan on September 10, 2011 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

September - It’s National Sewing Month!

 

The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month "In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation."  This year’s National Sewing Month theme is Sew for the Love of it!  National Sewing Month is presented by the Sewing & Craft Alliance In partnership with the American…

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Added by Susan on September 7, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

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