Terry Helwig, who has a master’s degree in counseling, credits her interest in psychology to her childhood family. After 9/11, Helwig’s interest broadened to include her global family. She created The Thread Project: One World, One Cloth, www.threadproject.com, to encourage tolerance and compassionate community. For years, thousands of threads, sent by people from every continent, were woven into a diversified whole. The resulting tapestries have hung in the United Nations and St. Paul’s Chapel, near Ground Zero. Helwig also cowrote The Thread Narratives, which debuted in 2007 at The Thread Project exhibition in Charleston, South Carolina. Terry and her husband, Jim, divide their time between the coasts of southwest Florida and South Carolina. Their daughter, Mandy, an attorney, works in Washington, D.C.