The program will feature a talk by Helen Schneizer of Threads of Blessing (previously known as Hands of Hope)-an international ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. They are an inter-generational group of ecumenical women who support and nurture the creative process. By using each member’s unique talents, Threads of Blessing creates original pieces of textile art. Using appliquéd fabrics and hand embroidery, Threads of Blessing produces fine art banners, wall hangings and clerical stoles designed by group members. Members work together to create and sell the ministry’s own embellished works of art. The proceeds are then used to support the mission aspects of Threads of Blessing in emerging countries. Helen will bring some of the wonderful clothing, jewelry, hand bags and hand embroidery created by the ministry to share with us and for sale.