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Episode 54 – Quilting Advocacy with Sandy North

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Have you thought much about your purpose and how it reveals itself in your life? Perhaps your purpose comes from a natural talent or a collection of experiences that build on each other over time. 

Sandy North, this week’s Make Meaning guest, found purpose advocating for justice through quilts. Aiming to shed light on innocent victims of gun violence, Sandy co-founded the Remember Me Quilt Project of Michigan, which works with victims’ families to create quilts bearing victims’ faces, thus humanizing this tragic trend. The quilts are made by community groups and form a statewide traveling exhibit that educates and honors the memory of innocents caught in the crossfire. 

In this episode, Sandy talks about the stories these quilts tell, their powerful impact, the connections they make, and the meaning they provide –for victims’ families, and for our communities

Have you been propelled to action by something you feel passionately about? Has it changed the direction of your life and created newfound purpose? Tell us about it!

In this episode, Lynne and Sandy discuss:

  • The birth of the Remember Me Quilt Project of Michigan
  • Remembering, and advocating for, innocent lives lost
  • Pairing imagery with storytelling to create personal, relatable impact
  • Ties that bind: Creating lasting connections through quilt making

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Next on the Make Meaning Podcast: Tune in October 21st when Lynne discusses Understanding Adolescence with Lisa Damour, PhD who is a psychologist, best-selling author, monthly NY Times columnist and regular contributor to CBS News. This episode will give you valuable insights on how to best support and guide your child through adolescence.