We started receiving the first mailed-in squares this week, beginning with a bright orange square with waves and stars and lizards on it from a little guy in Mississippi, and we're expecting squares from the UK, Canada, maybe Papua New Guinea (!) and closer to home, from Oregon, Michigan, New York and Arizona as well as an offer from the Green Gulch Zen center and hopefully a few classrooms and quilting guilds. I finished the first of the giant center squares that spell out 350 today-- so the 3 is complete. For your inspiration, some of the things people love that we're sewing together are: pacific tree frogs, monkeys, drums, bicycles, the breeze at 6pm in Cali, Columbia, a hawk, the blue sky, sea turtles, sheep made out of real sheep.... what a beautiful landscape! It's really inspiring to see it coming together.
We still needs lots of squares!!!
It would be fantastic if anyone who's able to host a little gathering and paint, marker, quilt, silkscreen, glue, dye, stencil-- anything!-- squares and then mail us a bunch of them in one go. Even if it's you and two or three friends, we can build the rest of the quilt 3 or 4 people at a time, no problem! Old sheets have turned out to be a great resource that most people have hanging around for fabric.
Thanks a million for your participation!
PS. We're still waiting to hear back from parks and rec in San Francisco about where we can get our permit to display the quilt on Oct 24th, but I'll post it here as soon as we do!