Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Today is for remembering. For those lost far away from home, and this year, sadly, some lost on our own soil. Thanks to Jeanne, a portion of the project is hanging today (through the 20th) at the Douglas County Museum in Alexandria.

Today is the perfect time to spend a minute or two adding some knots to a block to remember those who have died in the Iraq war.

We've passed the 2000 completed blocks point now!! Thanks for all your continued help! Now that we are 2/3rd of the way to the goal of 3100 blocks, it seems reasonable to set a goal for completing the other 1000 blocks by Memorial Day 2010. I have a site where we can hang the entire project lined up. We can do it! I'll be posting some meeting times for folks to gather and work on the project here in central Minnesota. Feel free to organize something where you live. We'll have a big push starting in January. We can do it!

I just finished a batch of base blocks to stitch on. Drop me an email for my address, send me some $ for postage and I'll get some out to you. Or you can follow the tutorial here, or check out the project in Katherine Bell's "Quilting for Peace". It's pretty cool to go to work at the library and see a book I'm a part of circulating!


Debra Svedberg said...

Hey Caron!
I've made a few blocks, and I'm going to work on getting the french knots on them. I posted about it on my blog.
Are you coming to MCQ on Monday the 23rd? Tim Harding is our speaker. I think it's going to a poopular meeting, but if you're coming down I'll set up a table in the back so some of us can do french knots while we listen.

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Debra Svedberg said...

I know you don't want symbols or anything, but what about making the black knots in the shape of "212"?

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