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Community Spotlight: The Daily Kos Quilt Guild brings together good works and community

"Quilters are naturally generous and creative," says Pam from Californiawho currently heads the group. "Most of us can remember a quilt given by a dear relative or friend on a special occasion. A baby blanket, a wedding gift, a graduation gift. Sometimes non-quilters hear or learn about (a) large organization like the Veterans Administration Hospitals, which get quilts for their patients, or a local church or guild that has a “sewing circle” for a good cause, the AIDS Memorial Quilt / Names Project is an example of a quilt that can even cover the life of a loved one People can celebrate. "

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Official logo of the DK Quilt Guild, created by JekyllnHyde

The DK Quilt Guild used the "sewing circle" model to create a beautiful quilt that was used to fund the Okiciyap pantry in 2013. The guild delivered to veterans in. Lap blankets and handmade comfort items Detroit, Portland, and Palo Alto, often in collaboration with Netroots Nation. They also made quilts for them Siblings in the Sandy Hook massacre the victims. Art ah zen started quilting after her mother died, which led her to the DK Quilt Guild. "I love being part of the group. I write a lot and brag about my work," she says. “I see the work of others, so varied and well done. I get new ideas from their work and sometimes an outlet for some of mine.

"We have people who have quilts in shows all over the country and people who don't own a sewing machine, they all come to see what we post. Some tell stories of their family members who know and love quilting or quilting. We everyone enjoys the comments. We're like a family talking over the dining table or the quilting frame. "

While the pandemic has dampened her donations, Art says she's doing her job to give to others. “Almost all of my work is donated to groups that I think need. The pandemic has broken the chain and I'm waiting to give away the quilts again. "

There is something very personal about a quilt. I should know after doing a few. It's both a connection to an ancient art form and a gift to the future. It not only connects material and history, but also community.

This is my newest quilt, made for my first grandchild, and it will be out in about 6 weeks.

10 Rescued Stories from September 3 at 1:00 p.m. to September 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PDT

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Intersection: Me, politics and the climate emergency (and everything else) from billlaurelMD (2004-168-36)

For billlaurelMD, politics is a growth process. He began his adulthood as a single voter and as he got older he realized that all political issues are essential and inseparable. All political issues converge in the climate crisis, and all of them are becoming even more critical as a result of the advancing fascism on the right. "That is now the Undercurrent of my life; Afraid of the fascists and what they will do if they get the chance. And now it is clear that this fear is intersectional with Everyone People who don't believe that someone's wisdom gives a carte blanche … "

The Kassandra myth as an allegory for our time from vjr7121 (2017-195-25)

Cassandra was the Trojan princess who foretold the truth but was never believed. Vjr7121 says the Cassandra myth is "like a timed warning as a recipe for our time" as long-foreseen predictions of climate change are coming true. However, there is hope and steps we can take to overcome artificial climate denial in this warning that science does not depend on belief or disbelief.

365 days of climate awareness 26: A brief history of the earth 2: Paleozoic to Cenozoic from agramante (2009-44-5)

Agramante continues his Earth History course with an overview of the earliest periods our planet supported life, the Paleozoic, and focuses on the Cambrian, 541-485 million years ago. Come for the rise and breakup of Pangea, stay for the spread of species. "The Paleozoic extends from 542 to 252 million the Cambrian explosion."

Labor Day Ode to Henderson Flats from rougy77 (2121-8-1)

Henderson Flats was a seedy northeast Denver community "devoured by a high-ranking carcinogen monstrosity called Commerce City," the home of the alcoholic father of a poet. "Everyone called it 'Henderson Flats' as a kind of homage to the great John Steinbeck's tortilla flats because it was so reminiscent of that novel." On the outside, it looked washed out, warm, hugging, and full of characters. In such places, Labor Day in the 70s was a shared time of food, alcohol, and the carnival atmosphere. This memory of a hard place with a soft heart is a gift from rougy77 and his first rescue.

What is labor day from xaxnar (2005-2366-?)

Xaxnar sheds a bright light on the hypocrisy of politicians who extol the virtues of Labor Day while erasing the "labor" part of the equation. With a focus on West Virginia's Battle of Blair Mountain 100 years ago, as well as other labor movements and struggles for unions and franchises, the author contrasts the current right-wing struggle to clean up American history: “It's about a propagandized version of American history. It is the story of the Founding Fathers as god-like figures and hero industrialists who “prove” that anyone in America can get rich if they work hard enough – but not the ordinary people who tried to make a living, fought and for whom died a fair share of the cake. "

Greg Abbott is a terrible, terrible, not a good, very bad person, and it's not just a problem that lasts for days! from SBvotes (2017-46-?)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott survived an accident in this brief critical biography that left him paralyzed from the waist down. "While I would normally applaud Abbott for the incredible courage, determination and perseverance he has shown to cope with his disability and achieve success, it is tarnished by the fact that he only cares about himself . " How come? Well, aside from the brutality of the border walls, COVID-19 denial, and a bingo card full of outrage, there's Abbott's relationship with the Americans with Disabilities Act and his particular style of crime reform. Especially read if you want to increase your heart rate, but watch your blood pressure.

Why can't we enact law against willful deception that encourages violence or leads to death? from Lafosner (2020-31-3)

"Deliberate deception has become the greatest weapon in the Republic's arsenal," explains Lafosner as she pinpoints its use in arming disinformation. Is there any reason, she asks, why media companies shouldn't be held responsible for the damage their stars, influencers, and commentators do when they destroy the political body?

It was my father's birthday from A heather in Arizona (2020-51-4)

A fresh start is interrupted by a tragedy that turns into an uncomfortable vacation. Holidays that coincide with the anniversaries of catastrophes are in Arizona's mind for A Pagan as she remembers her father, who was born on September 11th. “For a moment he seemed to forget that it was actually his 61st birthday. And chatted a little about how everyone will remember that date now, like Pearl Harbor Day. "September 11th is still her father's birthday, and it is not easy to reconcile two memories.

Solar on the roof from Stephen Dreyfus (2017-163-?)

“Solar on the roof. Sounds crazy doesn't it? But in our little subdivision of Del Norte, it could be said that each of us should install solar on the roof and try to get comfortable, simple electricity without breaking our budget. It is not easy. You may be wondering why we put solar panels there when it is so expensive? We do this because this planet is our home … And how can we keep the balance of nature and prevent devastating climate change? I can tell you in one word how … Installation! ”What is important when installing solar panels? Stephen Dreyfus can (and does) tell you!

Top comments: clocks, entropy, and time from gizmo59 (2006-503-?)

Gizmo59 reports on new discoveries of the time. Time is our fourth dimension and measuring it should be easy, right? Entropy is a measure of the “play” in any system, the way in which components can be rearranged without the system collapsing. “Clocks have been around for centuries, and the concept of entropy is about 200 years old, but until now no one had considered the relationship between the running of clocks and the production of entropy, even if the role of entropy as the arrow of time had not itself considered was known. "

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