My group at Community Youth Development (CYD) created a community awareness campaign on domestic violence. We created this video to share to community groups as well as school clubs and organizations. We believe this is a very important message for us to spread. I hope you like the video and that you share it with others. (Just click on the purple Break the Silence logo above to go straight to the video.)
I love quilting!! This is me with my sewing teacher, Anna. She rocks! This is a sample of the quilt squares I made for November 2013. The pattern is called Palace Steps. Every month I make quilt squares for Restore Innocence, an organization that helps girls rescued from human trafficking. Our quilt squares go to another group of women to sew together to make a finished quilt. Each one is then given to a girl to call her own. This quilt may be the only thing she owns. Not much, but after being a slave, it means the world. The quilt is a symbol of a better life and that someone cares.
I just finished sewing more doll pillows for Center for Building Hope’s overnight Healing Hearts Camp that’s coming up in March. This is a special day for boys and girls impacted by cancer to forget their worries and have a good time. My pillows will be one of the gifts they receive at the event. (I’m also working on a new design for a bracelet. More on that later.)
In addition to the girl butterfly pillows I made, which I call “Bringing Blessings Butterfly,” I also designed a boy pillow called “Captain Conquer Cancer” for the boys who come to the event. I hope the kids will enjoy the pillows as much as I did making them.