This year I missed two special exhibits at the Houston Quilt Festival that were very dear to my heart. One was a tribute to the late Sue Garman. I can only imagine what it would be like to see one of her magnificent creations in person. She was an amazingly talented designer and quiltmaker. You are missed Sue!
The other was the 70,273 Project (Please read about incredible project it here). Spearheaded by the remarkable, Jeanne Hewell-Chambers it must have been a sight to behold. I have been surfing the net trying to find images of this incredible event. Lo and behold I found this photo of Jeanne herself and she is standing right in front of my quilt (the one on the top) honoring 115 people.
I must admit when I first heard of this project, I thought it was an impossible task to find enough people to make blocks and quilts to honor each of the 70,273 victims. I admire her dedication and determination. I’m not sure what the count is at this moment, but I now know she will reach her goal! Thanks to all of you who have participated in this amazing journey.