If you are a regular reader of my Blog, you already know about the 70273 Project. If you are new to my Blog, please read more about it on Jeanne Hewell-Chamber’s Blog (here). I have made individual blocks for the project in the past. Each double X represents one of the 70,273 mentally and/or physically challenged people murdered by the Nazi’s between January, 1940 and August, 1941. Jeanne has taken on the monumental task of honoring every single one of these people by making quilts.
At first, you could make a block in one of the 3 sizes listed on her site. But, to honor more people more quickly, she invented the “Long and Skinny” and the “Middling”. Instructions for both are listed on her site (here).
I thought this “Middling” (18” x 22”) was a perfect project to complete over the Memorial Day weekend. This little quilt “remembers” 115 individuals. I will quilt it and send it off, after I get my label from Jeanne.
This project is so important to me. As some of you know our grandson has significant autism. I cannot conceive of my world without him!
I also finished piecing together this Veteran’s quilt to be handed off to our “Quilting Angel” Sharon Patterson.
And, we had a little time left for a hike with our little man!
That's quite an ambitious project. I love it when someone's passion for something shows up in a quilting project. I used to think art was just something to add beauty to the world. I've learned that art is much more about the artist than the viewer. The Veteran's quilt will make someone very happy. Nice job!ReplyDelete
each life is precious...and if we were all alike it would be a dull world indeed...nice vistaReplyDelete
I'm so happy the 70273 project has taken off like it has.ReplyDelete
Your veterans quilt and little man are terrific!
LOVE both your projects!! What is the pattern for the veteran's quilt if you know? Always looking for another design for QOV quilts.ReplyDelete
Such an amazing and important project. I love your contribution. And lovely to see a beautiful photo of you and your grandson.ReplyDelete
Wonderful project, as is your veteran's quilt top. Every child and grandchild is precious in God's eyes, and your beautiful little grandson is blessed to have such loving grandparents.ReplyDelete
I'm embarrassed to say that I knew nothing about this project. What a noble undertaking!ReplyDelete
And Caton is getting so big!! You look so happy together!! What a sweetheart he is!
Such a wonderful project! The red and white is lovely!ReplyDelete
Your post was full of concern and love today. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I am grateful for the reminder of this project. I plan to do it, and then it gets pushed aside and forgotten. I have a severely handicapped grandson that is so precious!ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful veteran's quilt.
Most of all, I love the photo of you and your little man!
Your middling is wonderful Wendy ! No doubt Jeanne will treasure it !ReplyDelete
This photo with you and your grandson is beautiful....
Your little XX quilt is wonderful and it is such a great project.ReplyDelete
Like my friend, Janet, I too keep meaning to do at least a few blocks. I will recommit myself and see if she is still accepting blocks.
Your Veterans quilt is such a neat pattern.
Your dedication to the 70,273 project and making quilts for veterans is quite commendable! You accomplished so much this past weekend. I can feel the love between you and your grandson in that wonderful photo! Absolutely beautiful!ReplyDelete
It looks wonderful, Wendy! And it's certainly an excellent cause. :DReplyDelete
Thank you for this, Wendy, for posting about The 70273 Project, for making blocks, and for the beautiful Middling. (As well as for what I know you have coming my way soon!) I love the photo of you and your grandson, and I know exactly what you mean when you say you can't imagine a world without him in it. xoReplyDelete
PS: Forgot to say that the veteran's quilt is quite an eye-popper, too. We are very committed to veterans in my family. Our daughter travels around the country as Betty Grable, entertaining World War II veterans and now, since so many have left us, educating people about the veterans and that time in history. (You should see the years fall off their face when they spy her! Those veterans are immediately transported back to when they were young bucks!)ReplyDelete