A needle and thread might seem like a poor set of tools to bring to a gunfight. But the point is NOT to get into a gunfight; rather to prevent such fights.
The needle and thread are to make a quilt to publicize the effort the curtail gun violence in the country, just as quilts informed the public of the effort to stop the AIDS epidemic years ago.
The anti-gun violence project is called Vision Quilt, the creation of retired Ashland teacher Cathy DeForest.
She visits The Exchange to talk about the project, along with project founding member Jackie Markin.