What: Quilts of The 70273 Project made in Germany and one quilt from Israel
When: 01 September to 15 September, 2018 / Monday to Friday: 10 to 18 / Saturday 10 to 16
Where: Munich, Sebastiansplatz (walking distance from suburban train station Marienplatz, so really in the centre), opposite the new Synagogue
L to R: Barbara Stöger, Lydia Pallauf, Annemarie Pattis
How: This exhibit is possible thanks to the efforts of Uta Lenk, 70273 Project Ambassador in Germany; and Barbara Stöger, Lydia Pallauf, Annemarie Pattis who helped hang the exhibit as well as members of the Dachau Patchwork Guild who secured a space for The 70273 Project quilts in this magnificent exhibit.
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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.
“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.)
A nun in attendance is head of the institution from which 207 people were taken during the reign of Aktion T4.
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.
In Germany, Uta Lenk, German Ambassador for The 70273 Project is quite busy. . .
She just finished quilting The 70273 Project Quilt #265 containing 117 commemorations made by Conny Fleck and members of The Quilter vom Junfernkopf.
Uta and Chantal
Last month while waiting on the shuttle when attending the Ste. Marie-aux-Mines in France and, Uta spied two red X’s on a name tag and met Chantal Baquin, a 70273 Project Ambassador from France.
The Engineer and I had so much fun with Uta and her son
when they came for a visit in late August of this year.
There was stitching,
sliding down web, slippery boulders
eating fast food
and did I mention stitching?
When she’s not quilting or teaching or dying fabric or traveling or attending quilt gatherings, Uta writes blog posts and makes blocks to commemorate those we honor. If you’re in Germany or the vicinity of Germany and want to make blocks or quilts, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with Uta or go direct and leave her a comment on her blog. Thank you, Uta, for bringing Germany to The 70273 Project.
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How are you shaping your involvement in The 70273 Project? I’d love to talk to you, so please let me know what’s happening in your studio and in your part of the world.
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