This quilt was inspired by the Baring Witness movement. The center
piece of the quilt is batiked and the outside frame tie-dyed by Linda
Speel, the West Coast director of Peaceroots and More Than Warmth (MTW).
Linda participated in three Baring Witness photo peace
protests, where people laid down their naked bodies to make their
statement of Peace before the 2002-2003 wars.
Judith Meeker, founder of MTW, sewed the quilt using silk
along with batiks from Australia, Bali, and California. The quilt is
large enough for a double bed, but spectacular enough to be a wall
hanging. The women depicted in the quilt not only radiate their own
energy of devotion to the cause of peace; each one adds to the synergy
of the movement with an ethereal quality being emitted from the center.
More Than Warmth sends quilts to children suffering from cold, wars,
and poverty in Afghanistan; widows and orphans in Iraq; orphans with
AIDS in Africa; freed slave children in India; and almost a dozen other
countries in dire conditions. More Than Warmth teaches American
children about others and brings hope to others suffering.
This quilt is to be raffled off at the Jungle Vibes store, in
Petaluma, CA, December 21, 2003 at 11 AM. Proceeds will go to
Peaceroots Alliance’s project of billboards promoting Peace, and to More Than Warmth
for a quilting machine.
Tickets are $1.00 each and 6 for $5.00.
purchase please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on line see http://www.peaceroots.org.