Charter oak Cultural center Show opening this week!

I’m super thrilled to have a show curated by the talented Pierre Sylvain from the Charter Oak Cultural Center. If you’re not familiar with his work, you should check it out. His mosaics are stunning.

Here’s a video of me, Pierre and Raoul hanging the show.

Here’s a brief video of the pieces in the show.

Visit the Charter Oak Cultural Center this Thursday night from 5:30-7:30 for the opening.

Quilters take a moment 2022

I am so honored to be selected as a contributor to the Quilt Alliance‘s 2022 Quilters Take a Moment show Sustaining Threads: Connecting Sustainability in Our Quilts and Our Environment. The amazingly creative curator Laura Hopper selected my community-created piece Minke Whale to be a part of this show. Go check out the other pieces– there are some really amazing works that will change your mind about quilting!

Mystic Aquarium: Women in Science Day

It was such a treat to return to the annual Mystic Women in Science day to share my Entangled and Ingested project. This time I brought along coloring sheets of a leatherback turtle to share with the kids. It was super fun.

I am always BLOWN AWAY by the Mystic Aquarium when I visit. This time, after sharing my work for the day, I visited the exhibits with my youngest and had a wonderful time. It’s such a beautiful setting and I always enjoy learning more about the ocean and conservation when I visit.

Himalayas to Sea, Plastic Free

So excited to share this project from fellow National Geographic Explorer Katie Conlon, who has been working on the Himalayas to Sea, Plastic Free.

She has been working with communities across the Himalayas to reduce plastics, originally making these videos with plastics experts as a way to connect global and local narratives, to have a discussion about different scales, regions and modes of action, and how the efforts of people in their local Himalayan town/region is connected to the broader global plastics dialogue and global actions. She has created a YouTube Channel with all of the collected videos.

My video will premier on September 9th! Check it out.

You can follow Katie and the project on Instagram

Upcoming event: July 26th, sewing bee and lecture, Wallingford Public Library

Join me at the Wallingford Public Library for a lecture about the Entangled and Ingested project from 7-8 PM (register here, attendance also available via ZOOM).

From 5:00-7:00 PM we’ll be sewing a life-sized portrait of an animal harmed by plastic pollution from the Entangled and Ingested project in the library’s Collins room.