My friend, Margaret Blank, created a project honoring those with Type 1 Diabetes about 18 months ago. She has been working diligently on the project and recently broadened her efforts to include a ‘participatory’ piece where others who have known family/friends with Type 1 Diabetes could participate. It involves stitching a tiny 2 1/2″ square quilt with some stitches that represent the marks made on a body by insulin injections or blood-testing. Margaret supplies the ‘quilt’ and the embroidery floss.
If you would like to know more about the project, and participate or share the project with friends, just click here.
Back when I became interested in creating art quilts, one of the first shows that I visited was the International Quilt Festival in Houston. It was huge and left me slightly overwhelmed with the amazing range of quilts shown. I never really envisioned back then that a quilt of mine might be hung in the annual show. But, I decided to enter one of my pieces as an experiment. I actually tried last year and was rejected, but decided to try one more time. Yesterday I learned that it was ACCEPTED! The show which is October 29 – November 1 and here is a taste of my piece:
Linking to NinaMaries Off the Wall Friday.