Monday, June 6, 2011

Quilts Make Headlines (again)

The Quilt Project has landed its name in black and white - again. Thanks to the passionate and persistent Chris Balogh of the Orlando Weekly, a front-page, 3-page article detailing the complex history of Lake Apopka and the progress of the Memorial Quilt Project was featured in the Orlando Weekly on Thursday, June 2nd. 

Balogh printed an extensive interview with primary Quilt Maker, Linda Lee, who openly discussed her health problems, the challenges of her community, and her hope that the Quilt Project will draw light to farmworkers. In the article, Lee explains that "we just need help. Hopefully, the quilt will get people to start looking again."

The article is especially timely as the Quilt Project continues it's fundraising campaign in order to travel further and spread the word about farmworkers, pesticide exposure, and the deep history of Lake Apopka. Please share your comments, thoughts, and praise to Balogh and the Orlando Weekly on the article page or via email (bottom of article) to raise solidarity among our activist communities. 

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