In the fall of 2008, prison Chaplain Jami Burns formed a new activity group at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, OH which provided the participating inmates with an opportunity to express their life’s journey through quilting. Many of these women have never quilted before but their works give voice to powerful emotions and deep faith.
Karen Musgrave of The Alliance of American Quilts has interviewed several of the artists for Quilter's Save Our Stories. Karen has also added more information about the women on her blog.
The images and text are provided courtesy of the artists and are copyrighted.
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The Way Forward Is With A Broken Heart
Ronda Carmella Edwards
Here I Am …
The Old Rugged Cross
What Can Make Or Break A Home
Angel of Peace
The Anchor Holds
Jan K. Bowers
Families Are Forever
The Lord's Eyes Are Watching Over Us
A Mother's Dream Shattered And Broken
The Desires Of My Heart
Hands Of Time