Wednesday, July 27, 2016

70273 Project

Not too long ago I came across THIS site and story. I read a lot of historical books but never had any idea the scope of this!

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.

I decided to make a few blocks for the project. 

When I was young my parents encouraged me to write to a great aunt who never grew up mentally. As I did genealogy I found out that my aunt was in this institution.

The 1907 legislature passed a law calling for the creation of the “Wyoming Home for the Feeble-minded and Epileptic.” The school opened in Lander in 1912 as the “Wyoming School for Defectives.” In 1919 the facility’s name was changed to the Wyoming Training School; (thankfully it was called the Training a school when my aunt was there)

Can you imagine that it would take 2 red x's on a doctor's report and the Nazi's would put to death "defectives"?! Terrifying!

I'm not sure where the project is going but it was simple enough to make a few blocks to send in signifying the lives that were snuffed out so horrifically.

Despite this downer kind of post, make it a great day!

Monday, July 25, 2016

More of the Sisters Quilt Show Highlights

Here are a few more of my favorites from the Sisters outdoor Quilt Show.

Paddle boarding is BIG in Central Oregon. My niece has asked if I want to try it....

Love this!

 This was part of the Moda display. 
Fun and quirky! We had a little trailer like that when I was little. Maybe that's why I like this one so much.

 I love the quilting on this one.

 This was in the teacher's tent. I was fascinated by the perfect circles! Seriously perfect!
Another fun and quirky one.

Let's make this a fantastic week!

Friday, July 22, 2016

It's Friday!

Between power sewing the Box Kite I shared on Wednesday, company, my moms funeral, and 
this outrageous hike (click to see more about that hike!) up to 10,358 elevation this is all I have to show you this week. 

There are a few more links to the Porch quilt that you can see HERE.

Love to you all!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Betty's Box Kite

 Well, You all may remember my conundrum- I wrote about it HERE. I was trying to keep the integrity of the designer's assembly instructions but it wasn't working at all! I redrafted it in EQ and sent her photos comparing my EQ and hers and the end result was very similar. I called, we chatted, and she agreed to revising the directions.  So, I started all over.
 I took a day all to myself,  before company came in,  and got this top put together! Woop! Woop!
My Electric Quilt drawing.
 And the quilt! Ta-da!

It's not perfect, but its done and winging its way to the owner!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Porch Quilt Month 3

Here we are on our 3rd block of the Porch Quilt by Jan Patek.

Here's my block. Whenever I see the others that are being made I always wish mine looked like theirs~!

Cathy S blocks. I like the centers she put in her flowers.
Lizzy's block. Bright, cheery and summery.
Here is Debby Dodds house and flag! Love it!

Follow THIS link to see Karen's charming basket block! And THIS link for Cynthia's blog. THIS link for Rebecca's blog and THIS link for Randy's.

Send me your photo or let me know the link of your blog post and I'll link it here.

Next month lets do the 3 watermelons. Perfect for summer!

Happy Monday!



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