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August 23, 2018 | Protest Quilts , Victims Quilts

Victims Quilt – Las Vegas 2017

I recently decided to change the way that I am doing the Victims Quilts. Rather than continue to create two enormous, unwieldy quilts that include multiple mass shooting events, I am separating out each event into its own banner. Here is the first, the quilt for the Las Vegas shooting …

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October 19, 2017 | Protest Quilts

Protest #6 – In Our Sights

I doubt this one needs a lot of explanation. It includes pages from The New York Times on October 3rd and 4th, 2017, overlaid with a gray sheer and quilted with black thread in concentric circles. The green gun sight image is appliqued on top. I used actual newspapers, knowing …

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October 5, 2017 | Quilt History & Politics , Quilts

In Our Sights

I started a new quilt this week. I’m still reeling from this week’s news of yet another mass shooting, the most deadly of all, and I am not yet ready to start typing the names of victims to add them to the Victims Quilt. But, I still found myself sick …

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January 26, 2017 | Quilts

Two Rows of Names

I’ve been working steadily this week on my “Victims” quilt (which may explain why I am in such a mood of melancholy).  I now have two rows completed to share. When it’s done, the quilt will be about as long as it is wide now.  

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November 3, 2016 | Uncategorized

Orlando Victims

After a little hiatus from my project, I am back to work on my Victims Quilt, making what I hope will be the last blocks. These blocks are the first four of the 49 I will make for the victims of the shooting at the nightclub in Orlando just a few …

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September 27, 2016 | Projects

Design Wall – Newtown Blocks

I don’t know what to say about these blocks. How can I not be incredibly affected by these? These blocks represent the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT, which occurred in 2012, when my daughter was six months old. She shares a name with one of …

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September 20, 2016 | Projects

Design Wall – San Bernadino blocks

You can tell by the dates that I am getting close to finishing the blocks for my soon-to-be-renamed “No More Names” quilt. The Newtown blocks aren’t finished yet and that’s not just because they are so difficult to work on; I also ran out of blue fabric. I was able …

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September 13, 2016 | Projects

Design Wall – No More Names Quilt – Washington Navy Yard

I’m back hard at work on my No More Names Quilt blocks.  (By the way, I would like to rename this quilt and am taking suggestions.  I searched the tag #NoMoreNames on Instagram and found that it is already being used to refer to violence against African-Americans. They have my full …

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