Tag: 70273 exhibits

From the Archives: U.K. Quilts and Exhibits

A quilt with a white background covered in pairs of red X’s hanging high in an ancient cathedral

Durham Cathedral

White quilts covered with pairs of red X’s draped over church pews and chairs

Durham Cathedral

White quilts covered with pairs of red X’s draped over church pews and chairs and on the floor

Durham Cathedral

Two white banners covered with pairs of red X’s hang in the front of an ancient cathedral

Rochester Cathedral

White quilts covered with pairs of red X’s hang in an ancient cathedral

Rochester Cathedral

White quilts covered with pairs of red X’s on display in an ancient cathedral

Rochester Cathedral

White quilts covered with pairs of red X’s

Jersey Heritage Center and Museum, Channel Islands U.K.

White quilts covered with pairs of red X’s on display in a museum

Jersey Heritage Center and Museum, Channel Islands, U.K.

White quilts covered with pairs of red X’s on display in a museum

Jersey Heritage Center and Museum, Channel Islands, U.K.

 

Every year Europeans mark Holocaust Remembrance Day at the end of January. The Engineer, Tari Vickery, and I are honored to be in attendance and participate in January 2018. Quilts of The 70273 Project were on display in Durham Cathedral, Rochester Cathedral, and the Jersey Heritage Center and Museum in the Channel Islands. It’s been two years, and I still can’t adequately express my feelings or tell you about the people, the quilts, the stories, the connections, the tears of laughter, sorrow, and of Knowing, the immense hospitality and warm welcome. I’m still processing . . . And smiling . . . And chortling . . . And whispering gratitude. What an honor it was to meet people I knew only in social media, to bear witness to their stories, to feel the power of the quilts they made.

A big, huge, ginormous bouquet of gratitude to The 70273 Project Ambassadors – Margaret Jackson, Mary Turner, and Christine FitzGerald in Durham; Lucy Horner in Rochester; and Kim Monins and Gisele Therezien in the Channel Islands – who spent countless hours scheduling, coordinating, and staging Block Drives and these massive exhibits. And more bouquets of gratitude to the patient, supportive spouses, siblings, children, pets, grandchildren, and friends like Sharon Howell, Bev Bunn, Wendy Dawes, Edina Geering, Beryl Connelly, Annie Labruyere, Sue Harris, and countless – and I do mean countless – others in the U.K. who went above and beyond to commemorate tens of thousands of those we memorialize and create exhibits and events that will not soon be forgotten by those of us in attendance.

In case you’re wondering, The Engineer, Tari, and I paid our own way to these exhibits – as we always do – and we’re very grateful to those who gave us a bed to sleep on, fed  us, and ferried us hither and yon while we were there. Whenever we travel to an exhibit, each of us pays to take an extra large suitcase so we can bring home as many quilts as possible. We still have a few quilts in need of a ride home from Durham, however, so if you’d like to give them wings, please donate what you can and help us get them home to 70273 Project Heartquarters. When you donate through the Pay Pal Giving Fund, it only takes a few minutes to register and designate The 70273 Project – a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation – as the charity to receive your donation. There are no fees deducted when donating through The Pay Pal Giving Fund, which means The 70273 Project keeps your entire donation. Thank you in advance.

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Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace Exhibit

logo green base with blue and green quilt pattern and words Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace

When Jina and Moana stopped by The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX last November and invited us to be a Special Exhibit at the Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace, it seemed like a l-o-n-g time away. But here we are, and it seems like it was just yesterday we stood talking with Jina and Moana in Houston. Funny, that.

The Engineer and I spent today flying across country to be here, and I thought maybe you’d like to know which quilts will be exhibited and maybe even find some of your own work on display. Feel free to read all the way through this post or enter your name in the search box in the right sidebar and find it that way. And hey, if you’re in the neighborhood or can get here, come on over and be sure to stop by The 70273 Project Special Exhibit and say Hey.

Note: Each quilt will be profiled individually in its own blog post as we go along, and there you’ll find complete info like countries of residence and all dedications along with stories. Oh my goodness, y’all know how I adore and cherish the stories! I need help entering information into a spreadsheet, so if any of you are willing to do that or have a responsible, attention-oriented teenager who would be, let me know. Having that Central Headquarters Spreadsheet will be a tremendous help. (And for the record, it took me forever to type the word “spreadsheet” because just the thought of the word stomps down my creative spirit! I call them Landscape Oriented Tables.)

And now without further ado, if you can’t be in Utah, enjoy the exhibit here. And hey, thank y’all so much for all you do to commemorate these 70,273 souls.

quilt with white base covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 1
Pieced by Kitty Sorgen
Quilted and Finished by MJ Kinman
Blocks made by:
Helen Voyles
Robin Hewell
Ada Hewell
MJ Kinman
Kitty Sorgen
Susan Graham
Andy Chambers
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers
Deborah Cheek
Glenda Williams
Margaret Williams
Sharleen Jespersen
Kimberly Brock
Pamela Arena
Mari Ann Stefanelli
Samantha Kendig
Julie A. Taylor
Barbara Atwell
Steve Jankousky
Michelle Banton
Lucy Urbach
Jillian Urbach
Little Luna and Her Mom
Lee Durbin
Denniele Bohannen
Debra Steinmann
Robin Woods
Chloe Grice
Linda Smith
Laurie Dunn
Elizabeth (Libby) Cook
Faye Cook
Carol Howard Donati
Susan Jimison
Juline Bajada
Marnie Gloor-Chambers
Alison Chambers
Kipp Chambers
Brenda Shimshick
Angela Canada
Andrew & Nicholas Canada
Jennifer Shimshick

 

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 3
Pieced and Quilted by Margaret Williams
Blocks made by:
Ada B. Hewell
Alida Palmisano
Andrew Canada
Andy Chambers, for Nancy Chambers
Andy Grimaldi, for my children who HAD the opportunity to live no matter their flaws! (no red X’s for them!)
Angela Canada
Angel Childs, for Phylis Leona Childs
Anonymous
Barbara Attwell, for Joe Conrad, mentally handicapped uncle
Bev Haring (
Bradley L. Pope, for the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
Brenda Shimshick, for Beverly Thomas
Carolyn Katzoff, for Harry Katzoff
Chloe Grice, for Tula Belle Grice
Christa Joy, for Jimmy Joy
Cindy Hall
Dan Sorgen
Danny Sorgen
Deena Sanders
Denniele Bohannen, for former students
Denise Giardullo, for all the special needs children I taught who would have perished if the Nazis were successful
Elizabeth Belcher, for my father, Leneord White, RAF Pilot, WW2
Elizabeth (Libby) Cooke
Faye Cooke
Gail Black, for Evan Bright
Glenda Williams
Jane Wilson
Janet Eidem
Janet Hartje, for Amanda
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers, for Nancy Chambers
Jerry Hewell
Jillian Urbach
Julie A. Taylor, for Cecilie M. Taylor
Juline Bajada
Kathy Cox, for Nancy Chambers
Kaylee Sorgen
Kevin Barton, for Burt Brooks, WW2 Veteran, purple heart recipient (deceased)
Kitty Sorgen
Laurel Hotchkiss, for all the families who suffered under Hitler
Laurie Dunn
Lee Durbin, for Tim Durbin
Linda Heron, for the 70,273 lost in Nazi Germany and for those I have known, those I know now, and those I”ll never know personally
Linda Smith, for Helen Helms and Geraldine
Little Luna (and Her Mom )
Lucy Urbach
Margaret Williams, for Marie Dreyer
Maria Conway
Maria Sorgen
Marie Z. Johansen, for Women of the French Resistance
Marissa Shenkle
Melody Butler, for all the special children who have come into my life at the kindergarten where I work
Michelle Banton
MJ Kinman, for Bess J. Liversidge and Elizabeth Zelms
Nancy Burch
Nicholas Canada
Pauline
Rebecca O’cannon, for Roxie Anna Duhon
Ross Greene, for Ross W. Perrin
Scott Linville
Steve Jankousky
Steve Ulman
Susan Getchell
Susan Graham, for Carlo
Zachery Freeman

 

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 5
Pieced, Quilted & Finished by MJ Kinman
Blocks made by:
Students and Staff of the Blanchard Valley Center

 

white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 10
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Williams
Blocks made by:
Ada Hewell
Adalee Beasley
Andy Grimaldi
Andrew R. Chambers
Anonymous
Barbara Atwell
Bev Wiedeman
Bobbi Penniman
Brenda Shimshick
Caroline Rudisill
Carolyn Katzoff
Chase Hughes
David S Leader
Deborah L. J. MacKinnon
Debra Steinmann
Denniele Bohannen
Elizabeth Belcher
Emily May (Milly) Grice
Faye Cook
Frances Holliday Alford
Glenda Williams
Hylke and Marjolein Lootens
Janet Eidem
Janet Hartje
Janice Foy
Janine Morrell
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers
Jennifer Eastment
Jennifer Lario Moya
Jennifer Shimshick
Kimberly Kuhns
Kitty Sorgen
Laurie Dunn
Lee Durbin
Linda Heron
Linda Isaacs
Linda Smith
Lori East
Margaret Williams
Marsha Hardan
Maryellen “Graz” Grysewicz
Michelle Banton
Michelle Hughes
Mildred S (Millie) Long
MJ Kinman
Mona Masters
Patricia Gaska
Pauline
Robin Welsh
Rosemary Claus-Gray
Sarah Noelle Ballantine
Sue Beermann
Susan Getchell
Susan Graham
Susan Guild
Susan Leader
Susie Wheelis

 

white baby christening gown sewn onto a white quit base, surrounded with pairs of red X's forming teardrops and streams of teardrops

Quilt 14
A Middling made by Jeanne Hewell-Chambers

 

white quilt base adorned with pairs of large and small red X's

Quilt 15
A Middling made by Jeanne Hewell-Chambers

a white quilt embellished with pairs of red X's

Quilt 22
Pieced and Quilted by Catherine Symchych
Blocks made by Students at Snowy Range Academy Middle School

 

white quilt embellished with pairs of red X's

Quilt 23
Made by Maité Findeling

 

white quilt base adorned with pairs of red X's

Quilt 28
Pieced, Quiited, and Finished by Katell Renon and Chantal Bommier
Blocks made by:
Christiane Richard
Paulette Lacroix
Dany Monnier
Angèle Peltot-Leccia
Martine Voutain
Brigitte Janin
Guillemette Marraud
Katell Renon
Anonymes

 

white quilt base with pairs of red X's forming a heart in the center and pairs of red X's forming a frame around the outer edgesQuilt 29
Made by Maité Findeling

 

white quilt covered with pairs of red X'sQuilt 42
Pieced and Quilted by Katell Renon and Kristine Toufflet
Blocks made by:
Helene Berettta
Catherine Moliet
Maité Findeling
Kristine Soufflet
Martine Toutain
Gillette Maraud
Marie Jo Dimas
Evelyne Carrasco
Suzy Bignau
Catherine Floch

 

white quilt base covered in pairs of red X's, some forming larger red X's

Quilt 44
Pieced and quilted by Annie Pinel
Blocks made by members of the Can’canettes in Castres, France
Claudine Bize
Beatrice Tavirre
Colette Bouisset
Yvette Durans
Anonyme

 

white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 45
Pieced and quilted by Jo Drouet
Blocks made by Members of the Can’canettes in Castres, France:
Dominique Medard
Jo Drouet
Beatrice Tavirre
Carole Giovanolla
Colette Bouisset
Anonyme
Suzanne Ribera
Annie Pinel
Rachel Durrieu
Maryanne Tailler
Aline Montagne

 

white and off white quilt base covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 47
A Middling made by Margaret Williams

 

white and cream quilt base covered with pairs of red X'sQuilt 50
A Middling made by Margaret Williams

 

white and cream quilt base covered with pairs of red X's, some of them arranged in the shape of a heartQuilt 52
A Middling made by Margaret Williams

 

a white quilt base covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 54
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Brenda Wartalski
Blocks made by Members of TBLOVERS2
Brenda Wartalski
Victoria Swann
Brenda Lowe
Adva Price
Dianne Llewellyn
Yvonne Walton
Brenda Linkhart
Ella Andrews
Gisele Therezien
Kim Monins
Jane Howie
Neet Davies

 

white and cream quilt base covered with pairs of red X'sQuilt 60
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Williams
Blocks made by:
Nancy Fenstermacher & Barbara Churchville
Dawn Dayside
Anonymous
Elaine Erickson
Martine Bronca
Shelly Burge, for Ryan
Gerrie Congdon
Pam Patterson
Debbie Buckner
Betty Hedrick, for Jacquie Moje
Patricia Gaska, for Sandy Wild
Faye Cook
Maria Conway
Debbie Buckner
Janine Morrell
Lee Durbin
Brenda Shimshick
Jennifer Eastment
Jackie Batman
Faye Cook
Rosalie Y. Roberts
Kathy O’Donnell
Betty Hedrick
Trena Johnson
Alida Palmisano
Diane Dresdner
Martine Bronca
Kathleen J. Reck
Anonymous
Susan Utech
Past Brletich, for Robert Rebecca Pohlad
Debbie Burchell
Deborah L. J. MacKinnon
Staff of Holly Spirit College, for all those with different levels of ability
Sharon Berg
Glenda Williams
Barbara Atwell
Michelle Banton
Elizabeth Belcher
Denniele Bohannen
Christina Cromwell
Carolyn Katzoff, for John Wies
Caroline Rudisill
Jennifer Lario Moya
Jerriann Crow
Margaret Williams
Jennifer Eastment

 

white quilt base embellished with pairs of red X's

Quilt 61
Pieced by Denniele Bohannon
Quilted and Finished by Becky Collis
Blocks made by:
Elaine Erickson
Carolyn Katzoff
Elizabeth Belcher
Anonymous
Dawn Daymude
Christina Cromwell
Deborah L. J. MacKinnon
Faye Cook
Elizabeth (Libby) Cook
Betty Hedrick
Pam Patterson
Debbie Buckner
Linda Kemp
Betty Hedrick
Martine Bronca
Onurai Dchakanis
Denniele Bohannen
Jennifer Lario Moya
Jackie Batman
Maria Conway
Diane Dresdner
Kathleen J. Reck
Jennifer Shimshick
Glenda Williams
Debbie Burchell
Lee Durbin
Brenda Shimshick
Nancy Fenstermacher
Barbara Churchville
Gerrie Congdon
Patsi Brletich
Susan Utech
Caroline Rudisill
Patricia Gaska
Alida Palmisano
Margaret Williams
Faye Cook
Barbara Atwell
Jeanne Huebert
Michelle Banton
Staff of Holy Spirit College
Chloe Grice
Jennifer Eastment

 

white quilt base covered with pairs of red X'x

Quilt 70
Pieced by Kris Phillips
Quilted by Debra Woods
Blocks made by:
Claudia Cross
Janine Morrell
Elizabeth (Libby) Cook
Faye Cook
Patricia Gaska
Sharleen Jespersen
Nancy Fenstermacher
Barbara Churchville
Lee Durbin
Pam Patterson
Maria Conway
Mary Schuberg
Christina Cromwell
Linda Heron
Debbie Buckner
Brenda Shimshick
Jennifer Eastment
Patsi Brletich
Faye Cook
Rosalie Roberts
Staff of Holy Spirit College
Glenda Williams
John Cheek
Barbara Atwell
Robin Woods
Laurel Hotchkiss
Susan Getchell
Barbara Atwell
Janet Eidem
Michelle Banton
Elizabeth Belcher
Denniele Bohannen
Margaret Williams
Carolyn Katzoff
Jessie Rose Grice
Caroline Rudisill
Jennifer Lario Moya
Barbara Winfield
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers
Desiree Habicht
Kris Philips

 

white quilt base covered with pairs of red X'sQuilt 73
Made by the Quilt du club Sur un Air de Patch
Colette de Rosso
Danielle Michon

 

white quilt base covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 75
Blocks made by:
Pascale Bourdoncie
Nicole Marty
Kristine Soufflet
Colette de Rosso
Suzy Bignau
Yolande Clavel
Catherine Floch
Maté Findeling

 

white quilt base covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 76
Pieced and Quitled by Katell Renon
Blocks made by:
Nicole Marty
Alice Thomas
Annie Vignals
Yolande Clavel
Pascale Bourdoncie
Colette de Rosso
Suzy Bignau
Catherine Floch
Maité Findeling
Kristine Soufflet
Anonyme

 

white quilt base covered with pairs of red X'sQuilt 78
Pieced and quilted by Evelyne Carrasco
Blocks made by:
Florence Bismuth
Valerie Ramsay
Brigitte Janin
Guillermette Maraud
Catherine Floch
Danielle Laffont

 

white and cream base covered with pairs of red X'sQuilt 102
A Middling made by Debra Baker Steinmann

 

white quilt base covered with pairs of red X'sQuilt 111
Made by Catherine Symchych

 

white quilt base covered with small pairs of red X's

Quilt 112
A Middling made by Katell Renon

 

white quilt base covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 113
Pieced & Quilted by Brigitte Gaston
Blocks made by Members of Quilt du Club de Balma:
Brigitte Gaston
Betty Pizard
Jacqueline Garrigues
Claire Petitgirard
Françoise Calmttes
Michele Bergon
MichelineGolvano
Anne-marie Bugnot

 

white quilt base covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 114
Pieced and Tied by Annie Cunnac
Blocks made by Members of Quilt Villeneuve-Tolosane:
Michelle Cortes
Annie Touzet
Isabelle Alzieu
Giselle Boyer
Christiane Tavel
Martine Sessa
Annie Cunnac

 

white quilt base covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 115
Pieced by Katell Renon
Quilted by Evelyne Carrasco
Blocks made by Members of Les Filles du Vent du Sud:
Helene Vispe
Nelly Riviere
Antoinette Vilo
Primarose Traube
Noelle Ricard-Loubeau
Anonymes

 

white quilt covered with small pairs of red X'sQuilt 150
A Middling made by Margaret Jackson

 

white quilt covered with los of small pairs of red X'sQuilt 152
A Middling made by Chantal Trouillot

 

two large red X's filled with smaller red X'sQuilt 162
A Middling made by Jennifer Broemel

 

white quilt adorned with pairs of red X'sQuilt 164
A Middling made by Patricia Gaska

 

white quilt with pairs of red XsQuilt 168
A Middling made by Mary T. Green

 

white quilt with pairs of red Xs

Quilt 169
A Middling made by Margaret Andrews

 

white quilt bearing pairs of red X's

Quilt 174
A Middling made by Wendy Reed

 

white quilt adorned with pairs of red X'sQuilt 177
A Middling made by Deirdre McConathy

 

a white quilt with pairs of red X'sQuilt 179
A Middling made by Cindy Cavallo

 

white and cream quilt base covered with pairs of red X'sQuilt 185
Pieced and Quilted by Margaret Williams
Blocks made by:
Gail George
Anonymous
Betty Byford
Cathy Watkins
Tree Kuharich
Faye Cook
Polly M Davis
Diane Dresdner
Mildred (Millie) Long
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers
Pam Patterson
Kathy Shaw
Dorothy Gibson
Wendy Canton Reed
Charlotte McAdam
MJ Kinman
Margaret Williams
Carolyn Katzoff
Andrew R Chambers
Jennifer Lario Moya
Lori East
Deborah L. J. MacKinnon
Michelle Banton
Susan Guild
Patricia Gaska
Brenda Shimshick
Staff of Holy Spirit College
Georgeanna Hawley
Margaret Andrews
JanetTobler
Claudia Cross
Debra Steinmann
Frances Holliday Alford
Cheryl Kotechi
Debbie Burchell
Singele Majo
Elaine Smith
Christina Aiton
Nancy Weinmeister
Thomasina S. Miller

 

white quilt base decorated with balloons created using pairs of red X's and a child's pair of gloves holding onto the strings of the balloonsQuilt 555
A Middling made by Jeanne Hewell-Chambers
dedicated to Rue Opal
and all the joy and wonder she will bring
to the lives of all who know and love her

 

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Durham Cathedral Quilts Added to the Count

an ancient cathedral made of brown bricks

The Coxhoe Quilters who hail from Durham, U.K. have been commemorating people through The 70273 Project from the get-go. Their first quilt is #33 – that should tell you something.  Many of the quilts made by the Coxhoe Quilters  were displayed in  Durham Cathedral in January 2018 as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Some of the quilts made by the Coxhoe Quilters have already been added to the block count, and as you can tell, it’s taken me a while to find the time to sift my way through the records to pull out what’s already been counted so there’s no duplication that leaves us short of our goal.

Here are the quilts made by the tireless and talented Coxhoe Quilters. Some have already been profiled in a blog post, all will be eventually.

9 women hold a quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 33
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by:
Anne Barre
Christine FitzGerald (dedicated to Elizabeth FitzGerald)
Ann Hewitt
Margaret Jackson
Dawn Kirk Walton
Karen Mitchell
Anonymous
Norma Corner
Patricia Harvey
Lesley Shell
Janice Tilbury
Alison Wilson

a white quilt covered in pairs of red X's

Quilt 39
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by members of Coxhoe Quilters (U.K.)

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 71
Pieced and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Quilted by Mary Turner (U.K.)
Blocks made by members of Brighter Skies Group:
Elizabeth Budgeon
Savvy Christophides
Jane Coulter
Joyce Duncan
Chrissy FitzGerald
Margaret Grieves
Helen Grindley
Margaret jackson
C. Knight
Mary Turner
Shirley Oliver
V. Pearson
Linda Smalley
Ellen Smith
Anonymous

a large white quilt covered with pairs of red X's covers a sofa

Quilt 72
Pieced and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Quilted by Mary Turner (U.K.)
Blocks made by members of the Brighter Skies/Leisure Time Crafting
Jacqueline Ellis
A. Turner
Ann Hewitt
V. Pearson
Mary Turner
Jean Rees
Ellen Smith
Carol Chisholm
Brian Clarke
Margaret jackson
Margaret Grieves
Jane Coulter
Kieran Ryan
Emmajayne Sanders
Jan Tilbury
Joyce Duncan
Ellis Rowe
M. Burns
N. Collins
Heather Ryan
C. Knight
W. Crac
R. Mindiff
Lesley Snell
Savvy Christophides
Anonymous

a large white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 79
Pieced and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Quilted by Mary Turner (U.K.)
Blocks made by:
Ann Hewitt
Barbara Harland
Chrissy FitzGerald
Ellen Smith
Emmajayne Sanders
Glenda Connor
Jan Tilbury
Jane Coulter
Janet Emery
Jane Hedley
Katie Wilson-Clement
Lesley Snell
Lorna Presly
Margaret Jackson
Marjorie Powell
Mary Turner
Pamela McRobert-Watkins
Pat Wiffin
S. Barker
Shirley Oliver
Suzanne Hopper
V. Pearson
Wendy Gibson

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 122
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson, (U.K.)
Blocks made by:
Students at Deaf Hill Primary School
Assisted by Janet Watson of Age
Volunteers with the Intergenerational Project (U.K.)

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 123
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by students of Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College (U.K.)

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 124
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by students at King James College (U.K.)

a long white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 125
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by three generations of Margaret Jackson’s family:
Steven Wiley
Sharmai Wiley
Cnheylee Wiley
Demi-lea Wiley
Alisha Wiley
Margaret Jackson

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 126
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by students at Hermitage Academy (U.K.)

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 148
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Mary Turner (U.K.)
Blocks made by Members of Coxhoe Beaver Scout Group

a white quilt with pairs of red X's

Quilt 149
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by Eva Jackson of Coxhoe Durham, U.K.

a small white quilt covered with many pairs of red X's

Quilt 150
Made by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)

Quilt 163
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by members of the Thames Valley Contemporary Textiles (U.K.)

a small white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 170
a Middling made by Ann Hewitt

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 171
Pieced by Ann Hewitt (U.K.)
Quilted by Mary Turner (U.K.)
Finished by Mary Turner (U.K.)
Blocks made by Members of The Art Group (UK):
Michelle Taylor
Michelle F. Taylor
Anonymous
B. Dyer
M. Simpson
S. Barker
Julie
Audrey Gillet
Gwyneth Halliburton
Noreen Freeman
Dorothy Sheroot
Mary Turner
Jean Lister
Lynda Elston
Debbie Duncan

a group of women hold a large white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 173
Pieced, Tied, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by:
Members of Leisure Time Crafting and Brighter Skies ,
a Fundraising Group of Spennymore, Durham, U.K.

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 240
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by members of the Durham Embroiderers Guild (U.K.)
Rita Bell
Eileen Hunter
Sarah McGeorge
Lesley Wood
Alisa Dredge
Rona Bruce, dedicated to Lynne Herkes 30Dec58 – 31Dec58
Lesley Hagan, dedicated to Sarah and Stephen Hagan Hord

a large white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 241
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by:
People from Coxhoe
Members of Painting for Pleasure Art Group
People in various villages in Durham, England, U.K.

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 242
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by:
Ann Hewitt
Wendy Gibson
Pat Harvey
Isla Green (5 years old)
Mary Woodward
Amanda Coltas
Alison Wilson
Lesley Snell
Karen Mitchell
Chrissy FitzGerald
Margaret Jackson
E. Budgeon
Anonymous

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 243
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by students at Hermitage Academy (U.K.)

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 244
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Mary Turner (U.K.)
Blocks made by members of Coxhoe Quilters (U.K.)
Chrissy FitzGerald
Eva Jackson
Margaret Jackson
Mary Turner

a white quilt covered wit pairs of red X's

Quilt 256
Pieced, Quilten, and Finished by Mary Turner (U.K.)
Blocks made by members of Thornily Library Age Concern Craft Group (U.K.)
Celia Turnbull
L. Watson
Elizabeth Ann Smith
Marlene Jones
Ethel Howarth
Margaret A. Ollett
Florence Ann Richardson

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 257
Pieced and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Quilted by Mary Turner (U.K.)
Blocks made by citizens of Durham, U.K.
M. Jackson
Lorn Presley
Melanie Tolson
S. Barker
Janet Emery
Brenda Press
Edna Oswald
Ann Hewitt
Suzanne Hopper
V. Pearson
J. Stephenson
P.  Harvey
Lesley Snell
Samantha Sproates
Carol Chisholm
Emmajayne Saunders
Shirley Oliver
Anonymous

a white quilt covered with pairs of red X's

Quilt 258
Pieced, Quilted, and Finished by Margaret Jackson (U.K.)
Blocks made by people from Dean Bank Crafters, FerryhillDurham, England U.K.

When I add the Durham/Coxhoe Quilters blocks that haven’t been counted to the block count, i brings our new total of commemorations to 37,754. Now I finish sifting and tallying block snd quilts from the Channel Islands. Stay tuned for a new block count soon.

To Margaret Jackson, Chrissy FitzGerald, Mary Turner, their husbands John, Steve, and John, the other members of the Coxhoe Quilters, to Charlotte, and to all the citizens of Durham  – A great big Thank you. Your dedication to commemorating and your hospitality when The Engineer and I were there in January will be long remembered and always appreciated.

Margaret Jackson took all the photos except the first one of Durham Cathedral. I took that one. It’s majestic, isn’t it? She doesn’t take a bad picture, that Durham Cathedral. I have more I’ll share with you soon.

Quilts Made and Exhibited in Dachau, Germany

Woman standing in front of a quilt made of pairs of red X's on a white background

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, German Ambassador for The 70273 Project Uta Lenk made her way to Dachau where the local quilting group displayed the seven quilts they made for The 70273 Project commemorating over 200 people. The quilts – quilted by Renate Poignee, Heike Rosenbaum and Uta –  were deliberately made in memory of the people who were taken out and murdered in the years of the T4 program of the National Socialists from the Franciscan Schönbrunn.

women stand in front of 3 quilts made with pairs of red X's on a white background

women admire quilts made of pairs of red X's on a white background

“It was interesting to hear from the members of the group how much the participation in this memorial moved people,” writes Uta on her blog  “That was similar to me, if I had the blocks on the stand sewed, there is still a lot in Germany that has not been addressed sufficiently,” . (Translation provided by Google Translate.)

two nuns and two other women chat about the quilts made for The 70273 Project

A  nun in attendance is head of the institution from which 207 people were taken during the reign of Aktion T4.

four quilts of The 70273 Project made in Dachau, Germany. White quilts covered with pairs of red X's.

In the next few weeks, the finished quilts can be viewed in the classroom of arttextil in Dachau, where they will hang over several weeks before coming to the United States (HeartQuarters of The 70273 Project) by fall of 2018 to join and be exhibited with the other quilts of The 70273 Project.

Many thanks to Uta for the countless hours she devotes to making the world a better place. I’m so grateful The 70273 Project is on her list of worthwhile projects. And thanks to all who made blocks; to Renate, Heike, and Uta for quilting these beautiful commemorations; and to all the other folks in Germany (and beyond) who vow to help commemorate every single one of the 70,273 people who deserved to live.

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70273 Quilts on Exhibit at Marbridge

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?)

The Dean of Rochester Cathedral on The 70273 Project

Take a few minutes to see what Dean Phil has to say about The 70273 Project.

As time permits, I’m adding videos to The 70273 Project You Tube Channel. Nine or 12 more subscribers and I’ll be able to get us our own customized URL for our channel, so if you would be so kind as to go subscribe and to encourage friends and family to subscribe, I’d be ever so grateful.

While you’re there, stroll around the channel to have a look at the videos there, and be sure to visit again often because I’m constantly adding videos.

Thank you, Dean Phil, for having The 70273 Project in your beautiful cathedral, and thank you, Lucy Horner, for all you did to get the quilts there and for making sure I saw this lovely video. There’s so much more to come, so subscribe to the blog and subscribe to the occasional newsletter so you’ll be in the know.