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Martinez additionally encourages all of the girls to which continually have the determine of dying someplace in them. take funds from the sale of her first cover and buy her “I make all of my quilts with nice admire for the folks personal stitching laptop, which many girls have performed. who pass illegally, simply because i've been via that myself “the ladies in Los Hilos have triumph over many fears, and that i understand the chance that they're taking. So all of my quilts from leaving their houses to wait university opposed to the needs approximately crossing the border are devoted to the folk who of a lot of their husbands, from writing and dealing with a com- pass and in addition to my kin simply because they [came to the United puter, to making then exhibiting and publicly talking States] that manner. i'm very thankful to the USA for the approximately their paintings. they've got come farther in years than chance i've got had right here to have a greater existence and to have the opportunity many folks are available a lifetime,” says Martinez. to offer extra to my little ones. i'm very thankful to have labored it's the strong tales from this venture that triggered me to shuttle from Chicago to the Hilos lecture room in Boon- right here and to reside right here. i'm operating now within the vineyards back, yet i've got had it slow within the afternoons to stitch. ” ville (approximately 3 hours north of San Francisco) to now not standard yet definitely to be renowned, Luz Maria record the ladies and their quilts for Quilters’ S. O. S. — Carillo makes of each duvet that she designs—one to promote shop Our tales, an oral heritage undertaking of the alliance for and one to maintain. Her front room is stuffed with her paintings. american Quilts, in March 2007. In 5 days, I interviewed thirty-eight humans (including six children). after getting back from California, my challenge grew to become to aid the gang achieve extra reputation. I instantly made a few of the quilts replicate delight in accomplishments, the 1st of many makes an attempt (I jokingly have referred to as it stalk- hopes, and desires. angeles Segura’s duvet exhibits her asleep ing) to get the eye of Cesáreo Moreno, visible Director/ on her GED degree surrounded through the issues she loves— Curator of the nationwide Museum of Mexican paintings in Chicago. her books and her guitar. the mum of 4 childrens, she good fortune was once accomplished while quilts hung within the museum’s labored within the vineyards whereas learning for her degree. express statement of Immigration, which opened on July four, “this gentle helped me see my goals . . . I’m now not a instructor. 2008. In October 2008, I additionally curated an convey, Los hilos I’m now not a secretary, yet i want to be whatever else. ” de los angeles vida, on the Pacific overseas duvet competition XVII, in the duvet turned a present of appreciation to her GED instructor. Santa Clara, California. for lots of, the making of the quilts has additionally develop into a as soon as the museum turned engaged, i used to be requested to kinfolk affair. Husbands support with the drawings and lay- educate a story-quilt workshop with the focal point being at the outs, and take care of the youngsters.