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Threads of Red

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Threads of Red

The 35th Year Anniversary Committee decided it would be nice to have a quilt created by Womanspace members, which would be displayed to celebrate, “The Red Tent Event”. Many members responded to the three workshop days held to create squares to complete our quilts. The quilt committee finished the quilt tops, sewing the squares together, and they added the binding after the actual quilting was completed. Colleen McDonald had an idea to use the pictures from the covers of Your Guide for a square. Anne Johnson took that idea and created the star squares with help from Becki Dennis and Fiona Fordyce.

Quilt #1

Quilt #2

Quilt #3

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When should you give up?

I hope that you have had an opportunity to watch the trailer of the film. If not, I invite you to watch and it share it with your friends.

As I have progressed with editing the film, one thing that has changed is the opening credits. As you will see from the trailer, I did not have opening credits (title, a film by…). Instead, I decided to have the credits be in between the trailer and me talking on camera about the fundraising campaign, which has been wildly successful and I hope that you too will donate. You can donate at

The credits in the trailer were designed to be like a collage of Red Tent photos and then a fade in on the title “Things We Don’t Talk About.” I think that the idea worked in the trailer, but I was having some difficulty using this same opening credits in the film. The tone did not match the opening sequence, which is about 1 minute and 30 seconds of something magical, but emotional going on in a Red Tent. It took me about a week to come up with a new opening credit idea, but I think that I have something that works much better. I still have a lot of work to do on the opening, but it is a fun process!

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