This article was sent to me late last year by Linda G. It is an interesting story of the ingenuity of some of the women who were interred in prison camps in Singapore during World War II. And another story of quilts serving a utilitarian purpose–just not the one we usually think of. Click on the button below to read the article. (You can click on the image to the left to see a larger view)What is the Changi Quilt?
There is also a short, 3-minute video on YouTube narrated by a woman who was interred in the Changi prison as a young girl. She is standing in front of a quilt constructed by the Girl Guide group. (Reading the article first will give you a greater appreciation for the video.) You can see the video by clicking on the button below.The Changi Quilt Video
Tell us what you thought of the article and video in the comments below. Thanks, Linda, for sharing this story! If you see something you think the rest of us would enjoy, please send it along to email@example.com.
By the way, the words on the block above read as follows: God made the earth and sky for one and all, Man made these prison bars. But faith in England scales the highest wall, Above it shine the stars.