Sidonia’s Thread has won the 2018 Gold Medal for Memoir in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Competition. Thank you to Readers’ Favorite for choosing Sidonia’s Thread as the Gold Medal Winner. It is a real honor!
Hanna appeared at the recent breakfast for the new recipients of the Springfield Council of Jewish Women Scholarship with some words about the importance of community helpers to assist a student realize her dream of a college education. Without them, there would have been no college for me, so I owe them so much for any success I may have attained in my life. See the article in the Springfield Republican here.
An exhibit of Sidonia’s fashions is planned to take place at the Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic, Connecticut between February 8, 2019 and April 28, 2019. With the cooperation of the Museum and Eastern Connecticut State University, the exhibit will display Sidonia’s original fashions designed and sewn during her 57 years in America. Garments will include dresses, pants, suits, vests, camisoles, skirts, pants, evening wear and even small tote bags handcrafted by Sidonia. Funders include the Connecticut Humanities Fund, the Hochberg Committee of Temple B’nai Israel of Willimantic, CT, Eastern CT State University, and the Museum.
If you are in possession of a garment Sidonia made for you, a friend, or family member, contact Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to borrow your garment to display at the exhibit and will give you credit in the signage describing the garment at the exhibit!
Help us portray the story of a woman who willed a life in America after emigrating from a displaced persons camp by using her wits, imagination, and above all, her hands.
Thanks again to Anne-Gerard Flynn for her fine article on my appearance at my alma mater, Classical High School. Her publicity helped to draw a terrific crowd for my discussion of Surviving Remnant and Sidonia’s Thread. You can read the article here.