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Reducing Gun Violence Through Quilting

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Vision Quilt

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.   
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.