The 70273 Project

with a side of Jeanne Hewell-Chambers

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It’s Giving Tuesday & We Need Your Help

You’ve made blocks, pieced tops, quilted quilts. You continue to commemorate, and I am so deeply grateful to you for sharing your time, talent, energy, and materials to help commemorate the 70,273 people who were murdered. Perhaps you’ll be willing to help another way? Expenses for The 70273 Project have become too great for Andy and me to shoulder alone, so I’m hoping you’ll be willing to share this post and/or the Facebook fundraiser on your timeline and encourage your friends – especially those who profess to be non-stitchers but want to join in –  to contribute.

There are many expenses, and right now, our most pressing needs are shipping and storage.

The quilts of The 70273 Project have stories to tell –  stories of what unimaginable atrocities can occur when bullies are left unchecked. They also tell stories of inherited cloth used to make blocks; stories of lives touched by special needs students who taught their teachers so much; stories of loved ones with disabilities who bring such joy to the lives they touch; stories of people using a needle and thread for the very first time. The 70273 Project tells stories of people who are different contributing to a project that’s big enough to provide space for those differences in its unity of purpose. We are proving it can be done – that people who speak different languages; enjoy different likes and dislikes; have differing abilities can come together to commemorate those who died, celebrate and champion those who live, and educate all who will listen. In a time when the world needs kindness and compassion more than ever, we need money to ship the quilts around the world to tell their stories.

a few of the quilts – and that blue you see? don’t panic. it’s just the border of a pillowcase used to protect the quilts.

And we need space to store the growing collection of The 70273 Project quilts. When all is said and done, The Engineer figures we’ll have around 1200 quilts, and I have a teeny tiny little ole’ studio. I have a vision of one of those dry cleaning conveyor racks – you know, the kind that you push a button and the clothes (in this case, the quilts) move around the track till you locate the one you’re looking for –  as a way to store and retrieve the quilts. We need money to purchase the equipment and create a space to house it.

Tuesday, 11/28/2017 is #givingtuesday, and if you’re on Facebook – or you know folks who are – there are special opportunities that apply just for this one day allowing you to double the donations through matching funds.

Here’s some background info you might be interested in:
~ The 70273 Project, Inc. is recognized by the US government as a 501(c)(3) organization and is registered with Facebook as a non-profit.
~ On Giving Tuesday, 11/28/17, donations to nonprofits made through Facebook’s charitable giving tools will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in matching funds run out.
~ The matching begins at 8AM EST (5AM PST).
~ On Giving Tuesday, from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Facebook will forego the 5% fee it usually takes from donations made on Facebook, which means that 100% of all donations made through Facebook go to The 70273 Project.
~ You’ll see a banner on your fundraiser page after #GivingTuesday indicating the amount received in matched funds through your fundraiser.

Here’s how to set up a Facebook fundraiser on your timeline:
1. Visit  The 70273 Project Facebook Page.
2. At the bottom of the left sidebar, select “Fundraisers.”
3. Select the “+ Raise Money” button to the right of the word “Fundraisers.”
4. A pop-up box called “Create a Fundraiser” appears. Select “Get Started” at the bottom.
5. On the “Let’s Start With the Basics” page, make sure that “The 70273 Project, Inc.” is listed as who you’re raising money for.
6. Set the amount you wish to raise. (Note: Up to $1,000.00 USD will be matched.)
7. Assign an end date for your fundraiser. (Note: Only donations made on #GivingTuesday, 11/28/17 will be matched, and the matching continues until the $2 million allocated by the Gates Foundation has been depleted, so perhaps you’ll encourage your friends to donate early?)
8. Click “next”.
9. Title your fundraiser and tell why this matters to you.
10. Select “next.”
11. Choose a cover photo.
12. Select “create” and you’re off and running!

Peggy Thomas, Chief of Connections for The 70273 Project and creator of The 70273 Project Quilt #139 shown above,
created a fundraiser on her timeline. You’ll see it when you complete step 2. Feel free to use it as a template and make adjustments as desired.

Aaannnnddddd . . . if you don’t want to create a fundraiser for your Facebook timeline, you can tell your friends to simply visit The 70273 Project page, mash the “Donate” button, and contribute there.

Thank you for your continued support of The 70273 Project. I’ve got so much to tell y’all. There’s so much happening with The 70273 Project around the world – just wait till you hear. Tomorrow: Nancy and the rest of her Thanksgiving holiday then there are some new things coming up you’ll want to know about.

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Other places to gather around The 70273 Project water cooler:

Shop with Amazon Smile and support The 70273 Project.

Subscribe to the blog (where all information is shared).

Join the English-speaking Facebook group – our e-campfire – where you can talk to other members of The 70273 Project Tribe.

Join the French-speaking Facebook group – our other e-campfire – where you can chat with other members of The 70273 Project Tribe.

Like the Facebook page where you can check in for frequent updates.

Follow the pinterest board for visual information.

Post using #the70273project on Instagram. (Please tag me, too, @whollyjeanne, so I don’t miss anything.)

And if you haven’t yet made some blocks, perhaps you’d like to put some cloth in your hands and join us.

Or maybe you’d like to gather friends and family, colleagues or students, club or guild members, etc. together and make a group quilt.

Or a Middling (art quilt) or a Mini (fabric postcard).

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The 70273 Card Shop Is Now Open for Business

I know, I know. I’ve been promising holiday cards, and here they are – at last. With the help of The Engineer and Chloe Grice, I’ve created an assortment of digital and print cards.  And every block in the Christmas tree design was created by our own Deirdre McConathy. And the words came from y-o-u. Over in Facebook land, I asked you to share some of your favorite greetings, and I’ve used  words from Ada Hewell (wave to the nice readers, Mom), Peggy Franke, and Patty Nies to craft an assortment of holiday greeting cards. So once again: collaboration gets the job done!

The cards come in all denominations: some are ready to attach to an email; some are postcards to print for those who have just enough time to sign their name; and some are notecards for those who want to include a little note. All can be printed from your home computer and are free to use.

Donations not required (but they are appreciated and can be made using the Donate button in the sidebar on the home page.)

Help yourself to any or all of these specially-designed-and-ready-to-go birthday and Christmas cards and feel free to send others over here to help themselves, too.

Click here for  digital postcards.
Click here for printable postcards.
Click here for printable notecards.
Click here for digital and here for here for printable birthday cards.
Note: Cards may appear blurry because I enlarged them for a better viewing experience. They’ll print clearly, though.

More cards coming for other holidays and special days, so check back often by clicking the link to The 70273 Card Shop in the sidebar 70273 Project Directory or using the pull-down menu at the top of your screen. And hey, thanks for helping get the word out about The 70273 Project.

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All designs ©The 70273 Project, Inc.

Birthday Gifts You Don’t Have to Dust, the Digital Versions

You asked, I listened: Here you go – versions of the printable Birthday Cards that are ready to email, post to blogs, post to social media (twitter, facebook timelines, etc). And because I like you so much and don’t want you to wear your fingers out clicking back and forth, I included the print-and-mail version here, too. Guess what else: Holiday cards are currently under construction, and will be appearing here real soon.

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70273 Birthday Card 1: Click image to download, print, fold, and mail.

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70273 Birthday Card 1: Click image to download and attach to emails.

 

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70273 Birthday Card 1: Click image to download and post to social media (twitter, facebook, blog posts, etc.)

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70273 Birthday Card 2: Click image to download, print, fold, and mail.

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70273 Birthday Card 2: Click image to download and attach to emails.

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70273 Birthday Card 2: Click image to download and post to social media (twitter, facebook, blog posts, etc.)

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70273 Birthday Card 3: Click image to download, print, fold, and mail.

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70273 Birthday Card 3: Click image to download and attach to emails.

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70273 Birthday Card 3: Click image to download and post to social media (twitter, facebook, blog posts, etc.)

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70273 Birthday Card 4: Click image to download, print, fold, and mail.

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70273 Birthday Card 4: Click image to download and attach to emails.

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70273 Birthday Card 4: Click image to download and post to social media (twitter, facebook, blog posts, etc.)

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70273 Birthday Card 5: Click image to download, print, fold, and mail.

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70273 Birthday Card 5: Click image to download and attach to emails.

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70273 Birthday Card 5: Click image to download and post to social media (twitter, facebook, blog posts, etc.)

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70273 Birthday Card 6: Click image to download, print, fold, and mail.

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70273 Birthday Card 6: Click image to download and attach to emails.

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70273 Birthday Card 6: Click image to download and post to social media (twitter, facebook, blog posts, etc.)

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70273 Birthday Card 7: Click image to download, print, fold, and mail.

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70273 Birthday Card 7: Click image to download and attach to emails.

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70273 Birthday Card 7: Click image to download and post to social media (twitter, facebook, blog posts, etc.)

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70273 Birthday Card, Belated: Click image to download, print, fold, and mail.

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70273 Birthday Card, Belated: Click image to download and attach to emails.

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70273 Birthday Card, Belated: Click image to download and post to social media (twitter, facebook, blog posts, etc.)\

A New Way to Support The 70273 Project

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Shopping just got more rewarding for you and for us . . .

SAME PRODUCTS, SAME PRICES, SAME SHOPPING EXPERIENCE but with an extra bonus–you can earn money for The 70273 Project every time you shop and at no extra cost to you.

IT’S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3:

1.  Go to smile.amazon.com.

2.  Make sure that “The 70273 Project, Inc” is designated as the charity of your choice. (You only have to select us once, and it’s saved for future purchases).  Double check by looking to see that our name appears after “Supporting” under the search box. If you don’t see it there, go to the upper righthand corner of the screen, three options to the left of the shopping cart and click on  “Your Account”. Scroll down and click on Your AmazonSmile. To the right of the AmazonSmile impact screen, you’ll see Your Current Charity. If The 70273 Project, Inc. is already there, thank you. If it doesn’t appear there, click the Change Your Charity button and enter The 70273 Project, Inc. in the search box. (Important note: When you enter “The 70273 Project, Inc.”, the word “The” will not appear, just 70273 Project, Inc. That’s still us.)  Agree that (The) 70273 Project, Inc. is your charity of choice, then, if you’re a mind to, avail yourself of the social media buttons to encourage others to support The 70273 Project, Inc., too.

3.  With that done, you’re all set to shop to your heart’s content. Just remember to always go to smile.amazon.com instead of the usual amazon.com. (See that image at the top of this post? Tonight I’ll put it in the sidebar with a link to remind you.) You don’t have to create a new login, your existing id and password will work just fine. And remember: it doesn’t cost you a penny more to donate to The 70273 Project.

Now make your list and check it twice. Go on now, scoot.

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