Thursday, September 22, 2011

Art quilt for Owego Disaster Relief

I'm going to let you all in on a project I am planning and have sketched out. I have gotten some of the permissions I need to do what I want. I am creating an Art quilt that will use pictures people have so graciously given me permission to use. I will spell out the word Owego with a collage of pictures. The backing will be narrative timeline created (I hope) with news stories. Photos and backing will be printed on fabric. The top of the quilt will be a photo of flooded Owego. Tioga County Council on Arts has agreed to use the quilt as a raffle or auction item with all monies going to Flooding Disaster Relief. I hope you all will consider a donation for the quilt when it gets there.

Quilters wanted

Starting to get requests from families for quilts: This is for a family whose home will be demolished due to damage from the flooding: " One is for a 13 year old girl, – she’s a little tom boyish so probably not pink. I don’t think the size matters much, but will probably have a twin bed. The second one is for a 7-8 year old boy, Nathaniel – I’m sure he’d like anything. Again no specific size – will probably end up with a twin bed." The Broome Co, NY Linus Project is donating 40-50 baby size quilts. If you would like to help out and adopt an adult/child/family please let me know and I will match you up. Jan