Apr 3, 2017


Why the Children Forgot to Play
An international Save The Children Meeting was held today in New York City. A woman from the Congo Region in Africa and a man from Scandinavia shared the stage to explain that their children had adopted a sedentary lifestyle and had forgotten how to play and that something must be done or life as we know it will cease. The crowd roared with unbridled enthusiasm. Toy stores, playgrounds, amusement parks and schools all over the world have shut down. Children have taken to their beds, like old people, complaining of headaches, backaches, muscle pains, dizziness and refused to move without a wheelchair. A man just back from the war in the Middle East said “They need the help of our ancestors, they would have the children and all of us laughing in no time. They had love and hope. All we have is hatred violence and war.” 

Note: All three quilts share this story by Faith Ringgold.


by Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman and Grace Matthews 
An Exhibition now available for loan

Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman and Grace Matthews created three quilts and 13 sculptures for a show in September 2007 for  National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) founded in 1889 (NAWA)  in New York City.

Linda Freeman

Faith Ringgold

Grace Matthews

September 13, 2007 Reception at NAWA

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