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Debb Freedman speaks about her book “The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt: Stories from Maine”

Wednesday, December 14 - Thursday, December 15
10:15am - 11:00am

Location: Peaks Island Branch
Audience: Kids & Families

Deborah Eve Freedman will speak about her book, The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt: Stories from Maine on Wednesday, June 17th at noon in the Rines Auditorium. This talk will be held in conjunction with the quilt being on display at the Portland Public Library for one day – June 17th – from 10am to 7:00pm in the library’s atrium.

Time after time she realized the perfection of the Quilt. People remembered a loved one with each image and word applied to the panel. When they were ready, they let it go. She had the privilege of listening to panel makers stories as they stitched. She shared these stories along with the Quilt panels as she traveled throughout Maine for over ten years and received even more stories in return. “Welcome to the world of the Quilt” says Freedman, “where there is only love, it’s noble to cry and no one is alone”.

The Quilt turned Deborah into a storyteller. When she wrote down her stories, the fairy tale format appeared. It revealed a deeper truth. She now creates fairy tales for others based o n their life story and performs it at a celebratory event. She is the founder of MOOSE (Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts) honoring the oral tradition. Other books in her series are Moments from Portland, Maine and The Night Sky is Full of Stars. The Air is Full of Wishes.