Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The 70273 Project

 Please, join me and participate in this project organised by 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.



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.       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, 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 mostest. 
~ 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.
~ I’m just one woman, which is to say I can’t think of everything, so tell me: what other talents and skills can you bring to the project?
~ 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.


  1. Interesting project. Thanks for linking up at Midweek Makers.
    Susan @ QuiltFabrication

  2. plan to have a go later this week

  3. This is a huge project. The lady certainly needs help.
    Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party. Have a good weekend!

  4. I hope you believe in better late than never because I'm just now seeing your good blog post, and I'm saying a huge, big Thank you. I'll add you to the blogroll in my sidebar and when I can find a few minutes, I'm going to add a page with links to blog posts about The 70273 Project. This post will, of course, be on that page. And now I'm going to enjoy reading some of your other posts.