Dawn Williams Boyd and an army of volunteers worked with youth from Colfax Community Network to make hand-sewn quilts. Ms. Boyd’s quilt, Please, Mr. President, is surrounded in the gallery by twelve colorful quilts made by kids from Colfax Community Network. Each youth quilt is a self-portrait, four by four feet, and entirely hand sewn, appliquéd, quilted and embroidered and embellished by hand. With Ms. Boyd in the lead, Mandie Birchem from Colfax Community Network guided the children during the 19 workshops. The kids are seven to twelve years old and full of energy. A field trip to see Gee’s Bend, The Architecture of the Quilt at DAM kicked off the residency. Denver Art Museum Master Teacher Heather Nielsen took the youth through the exhibition sharing stories about the women and their history. Ms. Boyd built upon this history during the workshops as the kids created their own work, expressing their unique place in history. In June six of the Gee’s Bend quilt-makers spent an afternoon at PlatteForum with the kids. What an experience for all of us, as the kids presented their work and asked the women about their work and lives. The day ended in song as the women sang gospel songs to us. What an amazing experience for everyone.The exhibition Me, Myself and I traveled to the Denver City and County Building, 4th Floor Jury Room, July 2008 where thousands of people were able to see the work. The project was also featured on the Channel 9 News, in a story by TarHonda Thomas.