Taking the unwanted clothes from the Center, the Quilting Queens created quilts with special messages. While many of the quilts were sold with proceeds going to the Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief efforts they were also documented by Dr. Susan Roach and can be seen on line.
The quilt created especially for Oprah and presented as a thank you gift for her contributions to the Hurricane Katrina efforts is also documented on line. To learn more about quilting or the Quilting Queens, check out this new blog HERE. Photographs of the Quilting Queens' quilts along the touching stories that inspired their creations can be seen here. We would like to publically thank Dr. Susan Roach for her dedication to preserving and documenting folklife in Louisiana.
The Quilting Queens and children attending the 2006 Spring Arts Festival helped to stitch the quilt by hand for one of the many celebrities that came to the rescue following hurricane Katrina. More than 400 volunteers carefully and lovingly stitched the quilt for Oprah Winfrey.