Thursday night was the opening of A Common Thread: Textiles from Stó:lō, South Asian & Mennonite Communities. Ralli quilts from the Maiwa Collection were on display beside quilted works from the Mennonite community and weavings from the Stó:lō. The Reach Gallery did a wonderful job hanging the works in a way that allows visitors to get the full impact of these large textiles. It was a full house for the opening. The show is up until January 3, 2010. We encourage people to see the exhibit and keep an eye on the Reach's other events.