Alan Winslow, 1922-2020

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Alan Winslow died Monday, March 30. He was 97 years old. He never considered himself to be a Patchwork Central founder, but he was here from the beginning. There are many great Alan stories. Here’s one as told to me: In the 1980’s during the Cold War, a group of Patchworkers came up with a […]

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 […]