THE 6TH ANNUAL WOMEN WHO CARE, SHARE LUNCHEON
Featuring Rebecca Vizzard
Thursday, August 20, 2020 ~ Noon
Join us at the 6th Annual Women Who Care, Share Luncheon featuring Rebecca Vizzard. Entrepreneur, author, and antique textile pillow designer, Rebecca is based in the small Delta town of St. Joseph, LA and regularly bounces from the idyllic country life to the hustle and bustle of the big city. Over the last 30 years, her enterprising endeavors have afforded her the option of both lifestyles. From her children’s clothing line to her tenure as an interior designer, to her current work designing and constructing bespoke antique textile pillows, she appreciates the contrast of both cultures. She is also the author of Once Upon A Pillow (published by Pointed Leaf Press) which is a visually stunning tome that weaves a magical story of textiles, creativity, and tenacity.
Rebecca’s work with these exotic materials has taken her around the world but a large part of her mission has always been to help her hometown community. Everything is restored and repurposed by a team of seamstresses in St. Joseph where she also opened her first retail location to fuel economic growth. In addition to pillows, the store features unexpected items sourced from stateside and international artisans. Recently a second outpost opened in New Orleans with her daughter Sarah, in charge of sales and custom design orders. As the next generation comes into the fold, it will be exciting to see what new territory B. Viz Design will cover.
The YWCA’s 6th Annual Women Who Care, Share Luncheon provides support for the Women’s Resource Center, where we work to provide a comprehensive support system for women and teen girls facing systematic life challenges that include, but are not limited to sex trafficking, bullying, teen pregnancy, counseling, crime, racial justice, and securing living wage jobs.