The quilt is dedicated to the memory of Mark Jorgensen, 43 years old, who died in the summer of 2017 after living with Rett Syndrome, a genetic brain disorder with increasing mental and physical decline. Writes The 70273 Project Ambassador Linda Heron, “Mark enjoyed coming to church and was an enthusiastic singer and an occasionally loud participant in the church service. He was always acknowledged by service leaders with a friendly nod and a smile. We will all miss him.”
The quilt measures 19″ x 40″ or 48cm x 102cm. Completed in November 2017, Quilt 304 commemorates 18 people. It will hang in the Library at the First Unitarian Church in Toronto, Canada throughout the month of March, and anyone in the area is invited to stop in, view the quilt, and make some blocks using materials available there.
Thank you, Linda Heron, for coordinating these beautiful commemorations, for sharing news of The 70273 Project, and for sending these photos.
The 70273 Project Quilt #304
Pieced, Quilted, Finished by Linda Heron
Nikita de Jonge
Chloe Macintosh Rideau