James Thibeault moved from Massachusetts in 1970s to serve as a VISTA in Malden, West Virginia. While there, he joined coal miners' wives and widows to start Cabin Creek Quilts Cooperative, which is still operative today. In this 1999 photo, Thibeault, who was then director of the cooperative, hangs a quilt on the fence for passing visitors to see. Today, Thibeault is a gardener for Good Living Assisted Living, which he owns, and an active volunteer with Jisaidie Cottage Industries, a handicraft cooperative in Nairobi, Kenya. Thibeault's volunteer assistance helped Kenyan artisans living with HIV/AIDS penetrate European and American handicraft markets. (© 1999 Corporation for National and Community Service- Office of Public Affairs) - Corporation for National and Community Service
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