Sacred Threads

Beyond the Barrier - a Special Exhibit of Sacred Threads 2009

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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Ronda Carmella Edwards
Here I Am …

Karen Hinders
Angel of Peace

Teresa Brannon

Sarah Parsons
The Anchor Holds

Lori Rose

Jan K. Bowers
Families Are Forever

Luzmilda Blue

Joy Major
Hands Of Time

Rosa Angulo

Michelle Owens
The Cross

Wanda Marcisjewski