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Published on May 3, 2011
You are invited to a trip around the world, a "trunk show" of colorful studio art quilts illustrating stories based on memories of world travel and living overseas (Saipan, Mariana Islands, Ecuador, and Nepal). She expresses her ambivalence with the changes in the traditional life of indigenous people that have resulted from development and concern about the direction the world is headed. She served as a docent at the Portland Art Museum since returning to the U.S. after four years as a Global missionary in Kathmandu. Mary Maxwell is a retired oncology nurse from the Portland Veterans Hospital. She has served as a UCC global missionary, teaching nursing in Kathmandu. She has lived and traveled worldwide collecting ethnic textiles and creating colorful textile art inspired by her travels. She has created fiber art based on the changes in the traditional life of indigenous people that have resulted from development and contemporary global issues.