Monday, September 19, 2016

The 70273 Project

70273 Project - An International Memorial Art Collaboration.
Did you know......
"Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis. Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed. Most were murdered within 1-2 hours."

I was totally unaware of this event & felt extremely sad on learning this & felt compelled to participate & encourage others to do so too.
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers is the mastermind behind the 70272 project & the aim of this collaboration is to make 70,273 blocks, one block to commemorate each disabled person who lost their life.


Blocks must be a white base with 2 red X's on it and one of 3 sizes: 3.5"x6.5" (9 cm x 16.5 cm) or 6.5" x 9.5" (16.5 cm x 24.2 cm) or 9.5" x 12.5" (24.2 cm x 31.8 cm ). The red crosses can be machine pieced, appliqued, embroidered, made with ribbons, buttons whatever you choose.

All blocks must be accompanied by a completed and signed Provenance Form which includes the address to send your block/s  ( if you make multiple blocks, only one form needs to be completed) which is available here:

More information about the project can be found here:

I hope you will join me in sending many blocks to Jeanne :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Going to America & now France!

Well, unfortunately I'm not but my La Passacaglia quilt "Tulafiori" is!
It's one of 20 chosen for the Quiltmania exhibition being held in Houston, Texas next month, how exciting is that! Can you hear me screeching with excitement?
Here are a few close up shots taken by my work colleague Tiff  Lang who's an awesome photographer, thanks Tiff :)

I had better crack on & get that label on the back before posting her off :)
Quilt stats:

La Passacaglia pattern by Willyne Hammerstein
50 x 63 inches
Hand pieced by EPP
Hand quilted
99% Tula Pink fabrics
16 months in the making

You can link to my other posts about the making of this quilt here , here & here

Update November 2016 

I've had some lovely feedback from viewers of my quilt at Quilt Market in Houston & am extremely honoured that Tula Pink posted & shared pictures of it on Instagram!

Stichbirdnz  shared this lovely photo on Instagram :)

The Pine Needle quilt shop posted this on Instagram too :)

Stephanie Braskey on Instagram posted this :)

Gotham Quilts also took a lovely video of all the Millefiori quilts for those of us who couldn't make it to market to enjoy!

& to top it off Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine UK included my quilt & links to my blog on their website!

Update December 2016

Latest News ................. Tulafiori has also been chosen to be part of the Millefiori exhibition at Pour L'Amour du Fil in Nantes, France 19th - 23nd April 2017

I am one happy bunny! :)