Wednesday, May 4, 2011

For the love of Japan

 Living here on the west coast, I feel very connected to the plight of Japan.  Not only did we receive a shot of radiation over the jet-streams, but we too are on the ring of fire and all of us know it's not a matter of if, but when.  I find myself hugging tighter to my loved ones and needing to venture out of myself to make some difference.   As our classes wrapped up, all my schoolmates felt the strain, yet we managed to turn our stress and sadness into a very beautiful project.  We divided into four groups and used fabric that we had dyed for another project as well as items of fabric that had a meaning to us that we wished to impart into the quilt.  We all felt so connected as we collaborated over it.  Thank you to all the lovely women who made it possible and Eleanor, who gave us the opportunity and time.

We sent the quilt through Quilts for Japan and if you have any interest in it, they are accepting quilts until the end of May.  Contact me and/or look it up on the web.