Art Garden 2020

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Patchwork’s Art Garden activities start next week! You can sign up today! But, things will look different this summer. Here’s Rita to tell you a little more about our plans. Will we have stories with the fabulous Susan Fowler? Yes! Will we have art projects for kids to work on? Yes! Will we be planting […]

Proud Artists

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We spend a lot of time talking about “sparks” in Patchwork’s Arts & Smarts Children’s Program, but are the kids really paying attention? In short, sparks are the things that excite and engage someone. Research from the Search Institute shows that when children know what their sparks are and when they have adults in their […]

The Random Helpers

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“Patchwork Central is one of the random helpers,” a case worker told me as he stopped by last winter to find out if we happened to have an extra-large coat for his homeless client. Coats, kitty litter, slippers, cremation urns, wheelchairs, antacid pills, laptop power cables. If someone is looking for any of this, it’s […]