Georgia: Honor Young Cancer Fighters

Georgia E Pluribus Unum Quilt

Good morning, everyone!

I am thrilled to announce that the Georgia E Pluribus Unum Quilt has been selected to be part of the East Cobb Quilter’s Guild’s Georgia Celebrates Quilts show in June!!

I am in the process of quilting the top, and I need your help! I want the back of this quilt to be FILLED with the names of young Georgia cancer fighters before it hangs in the show. Here’s how we’re going to do it:

1) If you are the parent or guardian of a child in Georgia who is fighting or who fought against childhood cancer, please email me your child’s first and last name/last initial to hollyanne (at) quiltsforcure.org

2) If you are reading this, SHARE this post on your Facebook page, via email, or on other social media platforms.

Here’s how the quilting is coming along so far:

I’m very excited for an E Pluribus Unum quilt to hang publicly for the very first time. At this show, the back will only be visible by request, but my artist statement explains the significance of the quilt as a way to honor Georgia’s childhood cancer fighters.

For those of you who want to mark your calendars, the Georgia Celebrates Quilts Show will display several hundred quilts of various styles. It will be June 8-10, 2017 at the Cobb County Civic Center, and I believe tickets are $10 at the door.

So let’s review…

ACTION ITEMS

1) SHARE SHARE SHARE this post so that as many people as possible can learn about this quilt and this project. In addition to this Georgia quilt, there is also the Atlanta quilt. Let’s FILL THEM UP and honor as many of Georgia’s brave fighters as we can

2) How to Submit a Name: Email me at hollyanne (at) quiltsforcure.org with your child’s first and last name/last initial. There are many more quilts in theE Pluribus Unum Project to come, so if you are outside of Georgia, include your child’s home state as well.

Thanks everyone! Spread the word!

HollyAnne

Introducing the E Pluribus Unum Project

Georgia E Pluribus Unum Quilt

Hey Everyone!

#OperationSmiley is moving along marvelously (I think we’re going to make 10 quilts!), so I thought it was time to introduce you to another big effort we have going on: The E Pluribus Unum Project.

The E Pluribus Unum Project is a series of art quilts made to honor children who have fought or are fighting childhood cancer. I am creating a total of 102 36×36 inch quilts– 2 per state, plus one for Washington DC and one representing the US as a whole. The front of the quilts feature either the silhouette of a state or the silhouette of  a state capital skyline, and on the backs of the quilts I am writing the names of children. The goal is for these quilts to be displayed together with both sides of the quilts showing so that the fronts are beautiful pieces of art and the backs create a “memorial wall,” not unlike the Vietnam Memorial in DC, to honor these brave children.

Back of the Atlanta, GA quilt, currently featuring 10 names

Sadly, I know that there are more than enough names of kids on our country to fill the backs of all of these quilts. But many people don’t realize that, so it’s important that we spread the word, fill these quilt backs with names, and help people understand how heartbreakingly common childhood cancer really is.

A number of families have already sent me their children’s names, and I’m so thankful! (And if you have emailed me, and you don’t see your name, please email me again! I don’t want to miss anyone!!) Current roll call:

California:

Katherine King*

Georgia: 

Kylie Myers*

Bailey Moody

Grant Gossling*

Brandon P.

William O’Donovan

Piper Needham*

Beck Needham

Hodge Rivers

Andrew Appert

Anna Mott

Hawaii:

Trucker Dukes*

Michigan:

Joshua Purrenhage

Ohio:

Naomi Black

South Carolina: 

Owen Plasman

*  Indicates a child who passed away from childhood cancer

Please take a moment to reflect on these names and honor these kids.

GA E Pluribus Unum Quilt
Atlanta, GA Quilt

Action Item:

Spread the word! Please share this information and ask others to do the same. Invite families you know who have fought or are fighting childhood cancer to send me the name of their child and their home state. They can email me at hollyanne (@) quiltsforcure.com.

Thank you!

HollyAnne

Florida E Pluribus Unum Quilt in progress