On December 7, 2017, I told you about Lynn Woll, Founder of Create Whimsy, and her sisters Bobbie Gideon and Janet. Right in the thick of the holiday season, Lynn worked with Janet and 11 of Janet’s friends, helping each one create a Middling for The 70273 Project. Today, Marbridge posted this touching (warning: tissue alert) video about those quilts and their Makers, and be sure to check out the 6th annual CoAct Project being hosted by Marbridge Foundation in Austin Texas on April 18-20, 2018. The CoAct Project is a national executive symposium to discuss best care practices, industry challenges, and build better relationships to better care for individuals with intellectual disabilities, including Autism, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, seizure disorder, and traumatic brain injury.

The photos in this slide show were taken at the Artists’ Reception at Marbridge where the twelve quilts were on display, each photographed with its Maker. The quilts will also be on display in the lobby of the Omni Hotel during the CoAct Project Symposium.

Thank you Lynn and Bobbie for taking The 70273 Project to Marbridge and sharing Marbridge with The 70273 Project. Thank you Marbridge for doing the good work and hosting what sounds like a wonderful symposium. And last but definitely not least, thank you to Janet, Bennett, Leslie, Julie, Jack, Max, Rick, Thomas, Lizzie, Scott, Megan, and Betsy for making these beautiful quilts.

(Did you know that there’s a You Tube channel for The 70273 Project?)