Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quilt for Oprah Winfrey made in Minden documented

The Quilting Queens were formed in 2006 following the closure of the NWLA Hurricane Relief Center housed in the old Walmart building on Homer Road in Minden.

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.

Halloween Casting Call!!!!

6:00pm- 7:00pm at The Children’s Center 806 Broadway Street in Minden We’re looking for volunteers for our upcoming Halloween Festival at the Farm Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 & 30. Characters include: Zombies, hobos, freaks and cast for the haunted house. You must be 13 years of age or older.
For details, contact LESLIE COYLE
318-422-9663 or freedom.of.76@hotmail.com

Thursday, September 2, 2010