Please, join me and participate in this project organised by Jeanne....it will take just a few minutes to sew and send the blocks
Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the
Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men,
women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis.
Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were
evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the
words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden
on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three
doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X
on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed. Most were murdered
within 1-2 hours.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Oh, let me count the ways:
~ Make one pair of red x’s. Make ten
pairs. Make 100 pairs. Click right this way for specific information on
things like sizing, materials, and how to send them to her.
~ Copy and paste this link: http://www.http://thebarefootheart.com/category/70273/
to your social media nests. Share it as often as you will using
#70273. Tell people you work with, play with, worship with, walk with,
play cards with. Tell people in the grocery store and in the library and
at the gym. And not just once – this is a fire in need of frequent,
regular stoking. Think once a day, once a week, once a month.
~ Download the info card
with basic project information and where to find out more. Print as
many as possible and keep them with you to put in the hands of other
people. Leave them on public bulletin boards. Ask local businesses if
you can leave several at the register.
~ Ask members of your quilt guild, your art league, your church circle, your clubs, your family to make a block.
~ If you’re a teacher, why not make this a
class project or offer extra credit for blocks created? (Note: she will
be crafting curriculum plans . . . unless you want to do that. wink,
~ Invite her to write a guest blog post. Or interview me for your podcast.
~ Invite her to speak
to your group. She travel a lot, so she just might be able
to make it happen.
~ Host a block party. Gather people
together at your local library, church, school, in your living room and
make blocks. Here are some ideas about how to be the hostess with the
~ Encourage folks to give you blocks for
your birthday or anniversary or just because. (There’s a place on the
submission form to let her know it’s made and sent in your honor.)
~ Before you know it, she’ll need funds to
pay for things like thread, batting and backing/binding fabric;
postage/shipping; printing, and who knows what else, so if you know of
any grants, she is all ears. And if you’d like to make a financial
contribution, there’s a pay pal donation button on her front page.
~ Eventually she will be looking for places
to exhibit some or all of these quilts, as space permits. Do you know of
places that might be interested? If so, let her know.
~ Check back often for ideas, information, and inspiration. or better still: subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss a thing, not a single, solitary thing.