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The Studios: A Dedication

by Bingran Zeng October 30, 2013

The Studios: A Dedication

Earlier this summer, we dedicated The Studios of Thistle Farms to Carlana Harwell, an integral part of the Magdalene and Thistle Farms community.



During a board meeting in August, Dr. Sandy Stahl, Board President, opened with a recognition of Carlana’s years of service as Board President, Housing Consultant, Friend to New Women, Events Chair, Generous Donor, Fundraiser, and Endless Compassionate Heart.  

We gave thanks for the leadership of Anna Saterstrom, who along with Penny, Jennifer, Nita, Betty, Betty, Joan, Tonya, Grace, Babs, Gaile, Margot, Mary Ann, Ken, Jim and Carolyn, have helped make the space a creative sign of love’s healing power and grace.   



Magdalene and Thistle Farms founder, Becca Stevens, led the group in a prayer:

Almighty God, we thank you for letting us share in the healing of your world through the work of our hands. Receive the work in this place, restored and set apart for making paper and sewing, to help heal broken bodies and spirits, to give work to women, and to share the story of healing with the world.  Let this space honor everyone who works here, all the volunteers, Anna, Penny, and Jennifer and to honor the work of Carlana.   Peace be in these studios.   Amen.


The Studios are dedicated in gratitude to
Carlana Harwell
 For years of personal commitment and loving service
to Thistle Farms and Magdalene.

We love you, Carlana, and are grateful to you!

Bingran Zeng
Bingran Zeng



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