Wednesday, November 4, 2009

video of the quilt

Here's a video up on you tube of the quilt! It was taken at the very end of the day, after the action was over. The first part of it is rising tide bikers messing around on the (totally rocking pedal powered!) speaker system, and after that there's a bunch of footage of the quilt. About 1000 people walked through it taking pictures and getting inspired:

Thanks for all of your participation so far! 

(Tell people if you think they still want to make squares!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Its already November!

Hello friends!
Here in California, we're having cool sunny days full of the sweet smell of leaves drifting all over the place. Everything feel like fall, so beautiful! I continue to see the hummingbirds that come to our windows to drink from the passion flowers and thinking "Oh! I should make a square of that!" I haven't made any new squares since the action Oct 24th, but we continue to receive them by mail, and if anyone you know would like to make one, please encourage them to!

Here are some of the pictures from the action(s) Oct 24th... It was a beautiful day! The one at the top is the quilt laid out at Dolores Park, with San Francisco in the background. You can see people sewing the new squares together... by the end of the morning we had another panel plus extras. The next one is Justin Herman Plaza, where 1000 people walked through the quilt exclaiming over their favorite squares and took photos... it was so exciting to see the idea of the quilt as a whole piece emerge after focusing on putting all of the parts together for so long! Lastly, you can see the 3-5-0 panels in front of the San Francisco skyline.

 We're hoping to have a website up soon that will have a gallery of each of the squares, who made them, plus the stories we received with the squares so that everyone can see all of the care and beauty that the quilt has sewn into it.

Fall blessings,