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  • 00:59

    Quilt of Souls with Phyllistene Lawson

    in History

    Join my special guest Phyllistene Lawson for a discussion of her book Quilt of Souls. Quilt of Souls is a memoir that represents the author's childhood, her loving grandmother, and an old, tattered quilt that tells the untold stories that have long since been hushed. A quilt sewn with the used clothing of her grandmother's loved ones. Each piece of fabric woven into the quilt tells stories of how that person lived and died. Tragic stories of pain and suffering threaded back together with each healing stitch of perseverance and courage.  Grandma Lula Horn (1883-1986) was like many other grandmothers of her era, a pioneer, and a symbol of hope who found alternative ways to soften the horrors of racism and bigotry. 


    Ms. Lawson completed her military career in 2013.  Prior to her completing 20 years of military service, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Ms. Lawson is married with two sons and five Granddaughter’s and currently reside in Florida.

  • 00:59

    Making a World of Difference One Quilt at a Time

    in Relationships

    This week on Relationships 2.0 my guest is Ruth Danner author of Making a World of Difference One Quilt at a Time: Inspiring Stories about Quilters and How They Have Touched Lives


    Quilts exemplify precious things: comfort through the warmth they provide; community, since they are often created by groups; and love, given the time and effort they require. With this in mind, legions of kindhearted quilters all over the world choose to donate their labors of love to people in need. Ruth McHaney Danner has gathered fifty-four heartwarming stories of quilters who make their compassion tangible one stitch, square, and quilt at a time. Each story introduces a quilter or group of quilters, ranging from a blind woman in Texas to preschoolers in Australia. Their gifts have the power to make recipients feel cherished and supported, even though they may never meet face-to-face. These wonderfully inspiring stories show that every quilter who has ever wondered, “But what can I do?” can do something that will help someone.


     


    About the author:


    Ruth McHaney Danner, the author of What I Learned from God While Quilting, has written extensively for various publications. She has made dozens of quilts for charitable organizations and for individuals in need, and many of her projects have won awards. Her sewing room in Spokane, Washington, overflows with stacks of fabric, bags of scraps, and an endless supply of UFOs (unfinished objects).

  • 00:28

    Small Rural Town Sees New Life Thanks to Missouri Star Quilt Company's Success

    in Entrepreneur

    What started out as a creative way to help his parents in their retirement has turned into an international, award winning business. Alan Doan Co-founder along with his sister Sarah Galbraith of Missouri Star Quilt Company talks about the inception of the company in 2008 and how it's grown to where it is today, including the most recent honor. Alan and his sister Sarah were named as the National 2015 Small Business Persons of the year. The award is presented each spring as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week.


    In addition to growing his business, Alan and host Kelly Scanlon discuss how Missouri Star Quilt Company is bringing life back to the town of Hamilton, the rural town of about 1500 in Northwest Missouri.


    Listen to additional shows hosted by Kelly Scanlon at our archives

  • 01:56

    The People's Townhall

    in Politics Conservative

    Nothing strikes fear in a RINO incumbent like being primaried, especially when the primary opponent  is a true conservative with the boldness to stand for what is right.  Our guest this week in The People's Town Hall is Maria  Espinoza.  Many of you know Maria for her courageous work as the head of  The Remembrance Project and the "Stolen Lives Quilt."  Now she has announced her candidcy for the 7th congressional district of Texas.running against incumbent John Culberson.  Join your host and town hall moderator, Phil Waite as we welcome a constitutional conservative who will make Texas proud.  Saturday morning, January 16 at 11am CST.

  • 00:32

    Inside Visual Artist: Quilt Artist and Author Paula Nadelstern

    in Art

    Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. In addition to other numerous awards, Paula  has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and The Bronx Council on the Arts. Honored by inclusion in the Twentieth Century’s 100 Best American Quilts, her quilts have inspired  many products including the vast carpet in the Hilton Americas hotel in Houston, TX. As a respected author, she has written five books showcasing her quilt aesthetic and a coloring book with selections from her fabric collections designed exclusively for Benartex, Inc.   A self taught artist, Paula made her first quilt in 1969 in her college dorm from old clothes cut into ten inch squares. 


    For more information: www.PaulaNadelstern.com


     

  • 02:29

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show: The Nelson Mandela Quilt Project

    in Art

    Friday, August 29, we didn't get to complete our conversation with William Rhodes, who is just back from South African with more panels to complete the Nelson Mandela International Quilt Project. We are rebroadcasting the first part of the show; however, stay tuned for a longer conversation with William.

    Our first guest is: Melinda Holm, director, Middle Passage Pilgrimage, West Coast Premiere, 8/30, 7-9:30 p.m. at the East Bay Meditation Center, 287 17th Street @ Harrison (3 blocks from 19th Street BART). http://www.eastbaymeditation.org

    8:30 AM Theodore Lush, Katrina survivor, Maafa Commemoration founder in Montgomery, Alabama

    9:00 AM Cast members: Katherine Renee Turner, Eddie Ray Jackson and Roscoe Orman, from Marin Theatre Company's production of Will Power's Fetch Clay, Make Man, a play about a young Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit, based on a true story (through Sept. 7) www.marintheatre.org

    9:30 AM William Rhodes, just back from South Africa, where he took quilt pieces from children at the Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School, here in Bayview Hunter's Point to children in the Lalela Project in Cape Town. www.williamrhodes.com  Music: Odessa: Home, a Tribute to Lead Belly

  • 00:58

    11/10/2015 First Responder Legislation, HealthString, Savvik, Stretcher CotQuilt

    in Caregiving

    Next live show of EMS Live in Wisconsin podcast is Tuesday, Novemebr 10, 2015, starting at 9:00 a.m. central time.


    Join co-hosts Chris Anderson, Joe Covelli, Patrick Ryan and Dan Williams for 60-minutes of conversation about emergency medical servcies and the ambulance industry in Wisconsin.


    Topics Discussed:


    At 5 minutes First Responder Legislation author Representative Jeff Mursau

    At 15 minutes HealthString's innovative approach to patient transport surveys - Buck McAlpin and George Willock

    At 30 minutes Savvik Buying Group contract updates with Executive Director Mickey Schulte


    At 45 minutes EMS stretcher cot quilt blanket to beat cold, harsh Wisconsin winters - Alpha Medical's CEO Jeff Grasto


    Don't miss a beat of Wisconsin EMS action - listen to EMS Live!

  • 00:38

    Eric Nolan of The O'Jays

    in Lifestyle

    I look at the music we love and enjoy like a quilt.  It is made up of many pieces that are part of an item worn in the past that has been remade to create more memories.  The group The O'Jays is as much a part of our music history as apple pie and hotdogs are to baseball.  Where would you be without good music.  What is so wonderful about the musicians that create this music is their passion and undying love for making more music.  Much like Eric Nolan. 


    Aside from touring with the O'Jays, Mr. Nolan has launched his 3rd solo single.


    Please join us as we chat with Mr. Nolan (347) 637-2319 at 8:00 pm.


     

  • 00:21

    Fundraiser Benefit for Leann Wells

    in Family



    Please join us on October 17, 2015 from 11am-6pm at A&W Textiles Warehouse in Ninety Six, SC for a Fundraiser Benefit for Leeann. There will be a corn hole tournament, sale of hot dog plates, silent auction, raffle for a handmade quilt, and a bake sale. All proceeds will to go Leeann.
    Information on the Corn Hole Tournament:

    Registration from 9:30am until 10:30am. Bags fly at 11.

    There will be two cornhole tournaments. Both tournaments are double elimination. Bring your own bags but there will be some provided. The first tournament is a $15 per pers...on blind draw. $5 of each entry fee in the blind draw will go to the benefit. The second tournament is a $40 bring your own partner . 1st place $250.00 (guaranteed) 2nd and 3rd payout based on # of teams. This is a byob event , we will charge a cooler fee of $10 for a small and $20 for a large. All cooler fees go straight to the benefit. We will have a "cooler parking" area right outside under a couple of tents. All drinks must be kept in a solo cup! We will provide the solo cups! If you would like an event tshirt, please message us with your size. ACO rules will apply.

    Several people have asked about donating but are unable to attend the event. So we've created a GoFundMe page as a part of the Fundraiser Benefit for Leeann. For those that would like to donate but are unable to attend the Event on Oct. 17th, please visit the link found on the event page. Thank you so much for all the support!!!

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  • 00:28

    Free Appraisal show Sponsored By Swann Galleries and Wyatt Houston Day

    in Education

    Free Appraisal show Sponsored By Swann Galleries and Wyatt Houston Day


    Tonight @7:30 Join The Gist of Freedom as we announce a Free Appraisal show Sponsored by Wyatt Houston of Swann Galleries!  


    www.BlackHistoryBlog.com | Www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com


    SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES Consignments Invited!


     


    Faith Ringgold, Maya’s Quilt of Life, acrylic on canvas and painted, dyed pieced fabrics, 1989. Sold September 15, 2015 for $461,000, an auction record for the artist.


     


    "We are currently accepting quality consignments for our Spring 2016 auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana.


    • Manuscripts  • Books • Historical Prints  • Maps • Photographs  • Posters The deadline for submissions is October 31.


    Please direct inquiries to: Wyatt Houston Day | Specialist, African Americana | 212 254 4710 ext. 300 | wyatthday@swanngalleries.com


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    Brian P., of Newport, Rhode Island, came to the ANTIQUE ROADSHOW with records of his great-grandfather, Charles Edward Minor. The collection, was valued by appraiser Gary Piattoni at between $2,500 and $3,500,  he was a decorated African American seaman a mere 20 years after the abolition of slavery.


     


    After retiring from the Navy at 52, Minor had the wherewithal to buy a four-bedroom home in Newport and to invest in the stock market. Again, Minor was ahead of his time. Says Brian, "Some of the stocks didn't pan out, but he was buying stocks a hundred at a time during the Great Depression. Black man or white man, that's something." True, yet it is all the more remarkable for a black man in a society that would be segregated by law for another 30 years. 


     


     

  • 00:31

    Christine Ilewski-Huelsmann Faces Not Forgotten Project-

    in Visual Arts

    Last September 2014, artist Alpha Bruton began networking with artist Christine Ilewski-Huelsmann of St. Louis Missouri, who is the author of the, “Faces Not Forgotten” project, painting the portraits of children who have died, the victims of gun violence. We have invited families of victims through the Ark of St. Sabina in Chicago, and artists from the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, to paint a portraits of each child, which is donated to the family. An acrylic transfer of that image will be used to collage the “Faces” on small vintage handkerchiefs. The handkerchiefs is symbolic for loss, the “found” fabric element constant in my work.


    We plan to exhibit these portraits in various ways: strung together like the memorial funeral banners in South America; connected quilt like; bound into a soft fleshy book; and on websites that further protest gun violence. During Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2016, the exhibition will take place at the Phantom Gallery Chicago Loft Gallery, located in the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, Chicago IL. In a cross cultural exchange the art will also travel to the Blue line Gallery at the ACME Artists Building, sponsored by the Near North West Arts Council (A fiscal agent for the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network).

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