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Week 52 (2/6-12/2017) Recap

And here we are, 52 weeks . . . one year . . . after we started. What a year it has been and what a week it’s been. Without any planning or cajoling on my part, our week 52, my friends, turns out to be the grandmother of all weeks. That’s the way the entire project has gone since I first mashed the “publish” button on 2/14/2016 – an amazing series of astonishments. I’m still feeling behind (only because I am behind!), and we just roll along, keeping The 70273 Project free of stress and angst. Let’s tune into my journal and see what happened in week 52 of The 70273 Project . . .

One morning I walked and breakfasted with Peggy Thomas, who delivered blocks made by her sisters and herself.

Front row, L to R: Robyn Donaldson and moi. Back row, L to R: Lori Banks and Carol Lunsford

On 2/7, I gave a presentation about The 70273 Project to the Mu Chapter ofKappa Kappa Lambda State Kappa Kappa Iota in Fayetteville, GA. They were such a delightful group, and the members, along with one of the young guests, asked such thoughtful and pertinent questions, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

On 2/8, after weeks of needlessly frustrating dealings with doctors’ office staffs, we finally got The Engineer in to let an orthopedic specialist in North Carolina have a look at his finger. Yep, it’s broken. Nope, there’s really nothing they can do.

Theresa and Paddington of itv do some stitching, too

On 2/10, Gisele Therezien was interviewed on itv about The 70273 Project, and the show hosts, Theresa and Paddington, even stitched up a block to commemorate.

Stitching up blocks in the Channel Islands, UK

On 2/11, there was another successful, well-attended stitch-in at St Peter’s Parish Hall in Jersey, Channel Islands UK organised by Kim Monins and Gisele Therezien . People of all ages came by to commemorate.

Carrie Cooper did an excellent interview on BBC Radio with Gisele about the project.  (Note: Once you’ve opened the link, slide on over to about 1:11:07 for to hear the interview.)

Les Amis and their blocks!

Kim Monins paid several visits to Les Amis in Saint Saviour, Jersey and enjoyed making blocks with her new friends. The motto of Les Amis is “Disability does not mean inability.” You know I love that, and I’m sure hoping that Kim will take me to visit Les Amis one day.

On our way out of town to catch a flight to spend time with Calder Ray, we stopped by the post office to mail these bundles::
Quilt 56 to Jackie Batman
Quilt  57 to Margaret Williams
Quilt 58 Margaret Williams
Quilt 59 Margaret Williams
Quilt 60: Margaret Williams
Quilt 61:Denniele Bohannen and Becky Collis
Quilt 62: Kellye Rose
Quilt 63: Kellye Rose
Quilt 64: Kellye Rose
Quilt 65: Kellye Rose
Quilt 66: Margaret Andrews
Quilt 67: Margaret Andrews
Quilt 68: Margaret Andrews
Quilt 69: Angie Abella
Quilt 70: Kris Phillips
More bundles and/or pieced tops will soon be winging their way to Kris Phillips, Kellye Rose, Sandy Martin, Debra Steinmann, and Georgeanne Hawley. And just so you know, there are more bundles where those came from, so if you’re willing to Piece and/or Quilt, please let me know and I’ll hook you right up.

I received word from Brenda Wartalski that Quilt #54 is nearing completion, so I’ll soon be sharing photos and info about that.

When I met Margaret Williams for lunch, she hand delivered the most captivating Middlings:

Quilt 47, Middling 1: 119 pairs of red X’s. Made by Margaret Williams. 17.75” x 21.5” (45.09 cm x 54.6 cm)

Quilt 48, Middling 2: 109 pairs of red X’s. Made by Margaret Williams.        22”  x 18” (56 cm x 46 cm)

Quilt 49, Middling 3: 83 pairs of red X’s. Made by Margaret Williams.          21” x 17” (53 cm x 43 cm)

Quilt 50, Middling 4: 59 pairs of red X’s. Made by Margaret Williams.       21.5” x 17.75” (65 cm x 45 cm)

Quilt 51, Middling 5: 74 pairs of red X’s. Made by Margaret Williams.           21” x 17.75” (53 cm x 45 cm)

Quilt 52, Middling 6: 110 pairs of red X’s. Made by Margaret Williams.        21” x 17” (53 cm x 43 cm)

And remember: for the Middlings, each pair of red X’s (as long as they’re presented as distinct pairs) counts as a block, these pairs will be added into this week’s block count.


Peggy Thomas (GA/USA)
Pat McGregor (MN/USA)
Linda Moore (TX/USA)
Laurie Nash Johnson (GA/USA)
Tonia Ronas Uram (NE/USA)
Barbara Wise (VA/USA)
Carol Soliday (IL/USS)
Diane Dresdner (VA/USA)
Brigitte Gudaer (Belgium)
Nyriam Nexnier (Belgium)
Marianne McCurrach (Belgkum)
Anne Visartoa Bocarne (Belgium)
Martens (Belgium)
Suzanne Baeken (Belgium)
Cooreman Francoise (Belgium)
Dominique Collet (Belgium)
Marie-Louise Hanique=Huylebroeck (Belgium)
Singlele Majo (Belgium)
Scailquin Sylviane (Belgium)
Debongnie harie-France (Belgium)
Quilt 47, Middling 1
Quilt 48, Middling 2
Quilt 49, Middling 3
Quilt 50, Middling 4
Quilt 51, Middling 5
Quilt 52, Middling 6
which brings out official block count to – are you ready for this –8431! Yes,  really. We’ve commemorated eight thousand four hundred and thirty-one people.

Thank y’all from the epicenter of my swelling heart for joining my Big, Fat, Crazy Idea called The 70273 Project, for embracing it with such tenderness and such tenacity. Thank you for being willing to use your needles to pierce the veil allowing consciousness and awareness. I am so very, very honored to stand seam to seam with y’all.

Week 51 (1/30-2/5/2017) Recap

Quilt #22. Blocks made by the middle school students of Catherine Smychych at Snowy Range Academy. Piecing, Quilting, and Finished by Catherine Smychych.

There was all kind of good news in Week 51 . . .

You guessed it – The Engineer and I were out of town on family business, but we did manage to get in three days atop our mountain in western NC.

My mother, class of 1945, was elected to the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame. I am so proud of her.

Good news from our Chantal Baquin: If you are going to l’ Aiguille en Fête ” in Paris, this week end, please stop at FRANCE PATCHWORK ‘ s booth and drop off your blocks ! Thank you very warmly, Catherine Bonte and France Patchwork to be our ” mailbox”.

There’s a new way to make quilts in town: Middlings were introduced. (And let me tell you, the response has been nothing short of phenomenal! If you haven’t started yours yet, I have to ask: What are you waiting for?)

Our monthly mixer for February was released, and this month – thanks to the efforts of Nancy Carroll – there’s a French version, too. If you’re fluent in English and another language and would be willing to translate the monthly prompts, please let me know. (Remember to tag me and use #the70273projectmonthlymixer when posting your photos.)

Quilt #55 assigned to Margaret Andrews!

Quilt #22 from Catherine Symchych and her middle school students at Snowy Range Academy landed in my arms, and she is a real beaut. Catherine and I took photos, and I’ll share those with you real soon. At one point, Catherine thought they were finished with the quilt, but her students weren’t satisfied, so they sat down to make more blocks, winding up with a total of 129 blocks! Thank you Catherine and Middle Schoolers!

Other blocks received were from:
Diane Dresdner (VA/USA)
Pat McGregor (MN/USA)
Linda Moore TX/USA:
Catherine Symchych
Betty Czerwinski (NJ/USA)
Carol Esch (NJ/USA)
Cheryl Kopeck (NC/USA)
Danny Wood (NY/USA)
Joan Katz (CT/USA)
Kellye Rose (MN/USA)
blocks in Quilt 22
bringing our block total to . . . 7652! Isn’t that wonderful? Y’all keep sewing, and we’ll keep growing.

Come on back around in a few hours for our final block count update of the day as we celebrate our first anniversary, giving us the current total of how many blocks have been made in our first year. I’ll be here waiting for you.

Other posts today you might want to take a look at:
Let’s Celebrate
Week 48
Week 49
Week 50

And here’s a short link you can copy and paste here ‘n there as you’d like to share this post:

Week 50 (1/23-29/2017) Recap

Blocks were made in Harrisonville, MO!

Week 50 found The Engineer and me on the road again, back down in GA tending to family business, but that didn’t keep us away from The 70273 Project. Have project, will travel, y’all. Here are a few highlights of week 50 . . .

I developed a new, revised, streamlined quilt reporting system for those working on blocks and turning them into  quilts. I’ll tell you all about it in a blog post real soon (and correct the affected blog posts) in case you’d like to make a group quilt.

L to R: The Engineer, Danny Tate, Bobby Tate

My mother went all-out and hosted a Hewell Family Block-Making Party and Dinner. There was much laughing, stitching, and eating. I’m gonna’ get y’all her recipe for Apple Dumplings. You’re gonna’ love me for that.

Making blocks in Harrisonville, Missouri!

On January 25, 2017,  Denniele Bohannon of Louanna Quilt Design hosted a block-making stitch-in in Harrisonville, Missouri, and there were enough blocks made for Lori East to make two quilts. Thank you, Denniele, Lori, and Missouri! Y’all stay tuned for an illustrated recap about that day soon.

January 27 was not only the 44th anniversary of the day I met The Engineer, it was Holocaust Remembrance Day around the world, and Christine Fitzgerald, Margaret Jackson, Mary Tucker, and other members of The Coxhoe Quilters were out in force, sharing news of The 70273 Project and providing people with information and materials for making blocks. Christine Fitzgerald wrote a poignant piece about some of the children who stopped by Durham Cathedral to hear of The 70273 Project and make blocks.

These creatively generous people sent blocks:
Margaret Williams (GA/USA)
Leni Fleming (CA/USA)
Andy (NC/USA)
Ada (GA/USA)
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers: (NC/USA)
Alison Chambers (GA/USA)
Robin Hewell (GA/USA)
Jerry Hewell (GA/USA)
Robert Hewell Tate (GA/USA)
Ashley Sherman (GA/USA)
C. D. Tate (GA/USA)
Mary Hewell Tate (GA/USA)
bringing our new block count to . . . 7383! Isn’t this wonderful, y’all? I’m so ticked and grateful.

Now remember to check back in about 3 hours for the next updated block count as we celebrate the first anniversary of The 70273 Project. I’ll see you then.

In the meantime, maybe you want to bring yourself up to speed by going:
here for the Let’s Celebrate Our First Year Anniversary Post
then here for week 48
then here for week 49

Week 49 (1/16-22/2017) Recap

The Engineer and The Artist enjoy some pretty spectacular trees . . .

. . . and some inviting doors in Savannah, GA

While The Engineer and I were in Georgia, things continued with The 70273 Project all around the world. Here are a  few highlights of week 49  . . .

The Provenance Form was tweaked and uploaded it throughout the site when I was alerted to a broken link.

I proofed, formatted, and returned the good Teacher’s Packet created by Margaret Jackson. I’ll tell you more about it and make it available to you in an upcoming blog post. Not today, though.

I submitted an article to two magazines: one in Europe and one in the US. Cross your fingers.

In preparation for creating quilt labels, The Engineer and I took photos of quilts received.

Liberate, the Channel Islands’ equality and diversity charity, published a blog post about The 70273 Project. Thank you for your support and encouragement, Liberate!

The Mail Bag, Week 49

Katell Renon presented Quilt 30 from the Ladies in Ariège France, Pieced and Quilted by Kristine from Colomiers, to The 70273 Project.

Margaret Jackson presented Quilt 33 made by members ofThe Coxhoe Quilters – Ann Hewitt, Margaret Jackson, Dawn Kirk Walton, Karen Mitchell, Norma Corner, Christine Fitzgerald, Patricia Harvey, Lesley Shell, Janice Tilbury, and four Anonymous Makers.

A trip to the post office found blocks from these Makers:
Kellye Rose (MN/USA)
Elsie Jane Phillips (QLD/AUS)
and if you add those to the blocks in Quilt 30 and Quilt 33, you’ll see that our block count total rises to . . . 7341!

And we’re not done yet, y’all. Check back in 2-3 hours for the next update and watch that block count grow as we celebrate our first year anniversary here at The 70273 Project.

It’s a multiple post day here at The 70273 Project HEARTquarters, so you might want to start here and follow the post crumbs:
Let’s Celebrate
Then go here for week 48
Week 50


Here’s the short link to make it easier for you to share this post:

Week 48 (1/9-15/2017) Recap

Block 7000 made by Diane Dresdner, 3.5″x 6.5″ = 9 cm x 16.5 cm

Week 48 was a full week that found many people making blocks while I was out of town moving our daughter. I did, however, still manage to get a few things done for and with The 70273 Project . . .

I made a presentation to my cousin’s Methodist Women’s group in Thomaston, Georgia, and I received invitations to do several other presentations in the near future. I’ll tell you more later.

I created two versions of a one-sheet handout for use at exhibits, programs, etc. that explains a little more about The 70273 Project.

I amended information on making quilts information, and updated links, and developed a new block tagging system that goes yet a little bit faster.

Wings of The 70273 (a small piece I made especially for the SAQA Trunk Show made from parts of a toddler boy’s shirt and a toddler girl’s party dress)) was received and sent on tour for three years.

For the first time, The Engineer came out of the post office with the mail in one of those big ole’ sturdy this-is-gonna’-take-two-hands-and-you-better-return-this-to-the-post-office-or-else boxes! Filling the box were blocks from:

Rosalie Roberts (ID/USA)
Kath O’Donnell (Camperdown AUS)
Hannah Holloway and her mom, Laura Wolverton: (IN/USA)
Isabella Holloway and her mom, Laura Wolverton: (IN/USA)
Laura Wolverton: (IN/USA)
Pat LaPierre (ME/USA)
Elender Ballard Akin (GA/USA)
Sharleen Jesperson (FL/USA)
Katie Smith (GA/USA))
Anonymous (GA/USA)
Frances Watson (GA/USA))
Emily Davison (GA/USA)
Gene Johnson (GA/USA)
Anonymous (GA/USA)
Becky Watts (GA/USA)
Glenda Stevens (GA/USA)
Anonymous (GA/USA)
Anonymous (GA/USA)
Anonymous (GA/USA)
Diane Dresdner (VA/USA)
Linda Smith (AZ/USA)
Linda Smith & Tari Vickery (AZ and CA/USA)

bringing out total block count to . . . 7084! Congratulations, y’all. One tenth of the people we commemorate have been, well, commemorated.


Check back in a couple of hours for the next updated block count update on this, our first anniversary.
And if you lose your way, here are links to today’s other posts:
And here are the other posts on  today’s catch-up marathon:
Week 49
Week 50
Here’s a short link to use when sharing this post:

Week 46 & 47 in Review (Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017)

WEEK 46 (12/26/2016 to 1/1/2017)

I hope your holidays were as full of camaraderie and love as mine were.  We dropped everyone off at their respective homes on 12/28/2016, and we moved in with our daughter to help her move. I haven’t been home since, working instead from this makeshift studio. in her dining room. Though the clutter drives me up the wall, I have to say that I am finding it quite easy to make like a turtle and create here, there, or anywhere.

Also in week 46, I revealed the first The 70273 Project Monthly Mixer, daily photo prompts to help drop you into the moment at least once a day. It’s never too late to jump in, and I don’t take roll, so join us if you will, by posting your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media outlet, using #the70273projectmonthlymixer so we can find you. The February Monthly Mixer will be out soon, and good news: Chloe Grice suggested I ask Nancy Carroll to translate the monthly mixers into French, and Nancy has graciously agreed.

Week 46 was marked with planning – lots and lots and lots of planning – which is synonymous with playing for me. I do love to plan and organize, let me tell you, and 2017 promises to be a year of great enjoyment, camaraderie, and commemoration in ways you might never have imagined, so subscribe or join or follow ’cause trust me – there are some things coming up that you won’t want to miss.

Our trip to the post office on our way out of town found a box filled with blocks from Patsi Brletich  of Friday Harbor, WA, USA which brings out block count to . . . 6845! We are getting so close to having 10% of our blocks, y’all, then we’ll reach for 25% then 50% then 75% then 100%, so please keep stitching the commemorations and help get us to the finish line by the end of October 2017 cause we do not want to take longer to love these folks than it took the Nazis to murder them.


WEEK 47 (1/2/2017 to 1/8/2017)

There’s no block count update because I’ve been out of town plus bad weather would’ve prevented trips to the post office anyway, but there was still much percolating during week 47 of The 70273 Project. One of the biggest things accomplished is that I added a resource page filled with information that’s always available for our current and future P’s and Q’s (Piecers and Quilters). If you’re interested in piecing a top or quilting a quilt or both, please let me know.

The Engineer arrived today with so many packages of blocks for week 48 that the post office gave him one of those wonderful boxes to use to get it all home! Look for the Week 48 update in a day or two when I’ve had a chance to open and count.

I’m also in the throes of rearranging the furniture here on the blog, moving some things around so you won’t trip over the furniture, whether you stumble through with a shade on your head or stone cold sober.


Other places to gather around The 70273 Project water cooler:

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.

Get folks to help celebrate your birthday by making blocks and/or donating bucks.

Follow the pinterest board for visual information.

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

Tell your friends what you want for your birthday.

Shop with Amazon Smile and support The 70273 Project.

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.


Week 45 in Review (December 19-25, 2016)

Week 45 was a week of whacking off my hair, bidding the baseball cap adieu, and letting my roots shine through (which may or may not be a metaphor)
while saying, in the words of The Immortal Popeye,
I yam what I yam.

It was a week of family . . .

Calder Ray and his Great Grandmother, YeaYea

Calder Ray and his Aunt Floozie

Calder Ray and The Engineer

The Famdamily at Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum

The famdamily bags a tree. Story to follow separately.

a week of food . . .

Making cookies

He likes toys

and he likes ribbons

but sweet potatoes off his mama’s plate? Not so much.

It was a week of appreciating,
of laughing,
of singing, dancing,
and taking long walks . . .

and sometimes of sleeping . . .

Aaaannnnndddddd . . .
for all of you in the Facebook 70273 Group Campfire . . .

It was also a week of receiving blocks and cards from:

Karla Nitz (WI, USA)
Barbara Winfield (MD, USA)
Caroline Rudisill (TX, USA)
Jill Hagemeier  (IN, USA)
Susan Molina (IN, USA)
Paul Koby (IN, USA)
Pam Patterson (TX, USA)
enough to bring our block count total to . . . 6699!

Just look at that number, y’all: 6699.
You can turn it upside down and have the same number!
That’s gotta’ be a sign, right?

It was also a week of pondering and percolating
as I plan for 2017.
And oh what goodness is in store,
so be sure you subscribe or join or follow, follow, follow
so you don’t miss out.

Week 44 in Review (December 12-18, 2016)

This week, I received noticed that Quilt 1 of The 70273 Project has been juried into QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah, GA, so congratulations to us!

Thank you to this week’s Angels for sending financial donations:
Francis Holliday Alford.
Please keep The 70273 Project in mind if you do any end-of-the-year giving. The 70273 Project, Inc. is a 501(c)3, and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes. (I’m sending those out the week after Christmas, and hereby promising faithfully to be more prompt in 2017.) Your donations are greatly appreciated as we gear-up for finishing the blocks in 2017.

And thanks to these people for stitching and sending blocks:
Maïté (France)
Kay Portness (VA/USA)
Donna Berman (USA)
Nadia Berman (USA)
Shelly Burge (NE/USA)
Linda Kemp (Lower Hutt, New Zealand)
Margaret Williams (GA/USA)
Sandy Martin (Soda Springs, ID)
Kathi Davis Thompson (Soda Springs, ID)
Sharon Berg (Soda Springs ID)
Becky Smith (Montplier, ID)
Gail George (Soda Springs, ID)
Joan Dobbs (Soda Springs, ID)
3 Anonymous

With the blocks I received in week 44, we now have 6639 blocks, which means we’ve commemorated 6639 people. Give yourselves a hand, y’all!

Thanks for all the drop-dead gorgeous cards, too. You’ve really brightened my daze.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled holiday chaos!

Week 43 in Review (Dec. 5-11, 2016)

We’ve been down in Georgia helping our daughter move, but I’ve still managed to find time to get some chores ticked off the long to do list for The 70273 Project, and I left plenty for later.

Deena Sanders and The Tree City Quilters invited The 70273 Project to display a quilt in their 2017 quilt show to be held in Gainesville, Florida on May 6 and 7 of next year.  I’ll be sharing more information closer to time, but if you’re in the vicinity, go ahead and put it on your calendar.

Encouraged by Janine Morrell, I submitted a quilt to QuiltCon East to be held in Savannah, GA in  February 2017. I’ll keep you posted.

With the help of The Engineer, Chloe Grice, Ada Hewell, Deirdre McConathy, Patti Nies, and Peggy Franke, I finished creating Holiday Cards to go in The 70273 Project Card Shop. It was a tedious, time-consuming, challenging, detail-oriented endeavor . . . and I loved every minute of it because it afforded me opportunities to exercise my graphic design, coding, linking, and organizing, skills. It whisked me right back to years gone by when I did these kinds of creative endeavors and presentations regularly. It requires intense concentration and focus, which often feels like a vacation for my brain that is usually being tugged in a myriad of directions. So if you haven’t yet sent out your holiday cards and even if you have, drop by and help yourself to printable and digital postcards and printable notecards.

Quilters in France continue to be busy commemorating, and I couldn’t be more excited or grateful for their participation.

Six more Angels got their wings this week when they made financial donations to The 70273 Project:
Suzanne McCarthy
and five who prefer to remain Anonymous.
Thank you all for your generosity. Remember that The 70273 Project, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, so all donors will receive a thank you note and a receipt to use when preparing tax forms. Please keep us in mind when preparing any year-end giving. We’ll sure put it to good use, I promise!

And last but not least, thanks to the generous creativity of:
Kim Monins’ son, Daniel Monins ( Channel Islands, UK)
Jenny Marshall (Channel Islands, UK)
Faye Cook (AUS)
our new official block count stands at . . . 6464! Give yourselves a hand, y’all!

Stitch on, y’all, and have a good week.

Weeks 41 and 42 in Review (Nov 21-Dec 4, 2016)

Things got a little bogged down what with Thanksgiving and The Season kickoff with all the falderal and hoopla, plus I got a little panicky about a few things – mostly how on earth will I keep up with everything and not overlook somebody’s beautiful blocks or count them twice, leaving us holding a big empty bag next October – which required some sit-down-and-think-time, so I’m late with these posts. But I’m ready now, so without further bandwidth, here are the highlights from the past 2 weeks:

WEEK 41:  Nov 21-27 , 2016

Thanksgiving week here in the US, and we spend it with Nancy, my mother, and our daughter – and, regardless of where you live, I spent it with you, too, as I do every day, sending out my gratitude that y’all stand with me, helping commemorate these 70273 people.

Alida Palmisano mentioned us  on her blog . . . twice. You can find us here and here. (If you’re a journal junkie like me, keep a cloth near the computer to clean off the drool as you read about her journal.)

Ann Grasso gave us an Encore for my guest blog post AND she listed us on her Creative Collaborations page. If you ever doubt that there are good people out there doing good things, drop by this page and feel better.

All four of these links have been added to the Clarions page. If you read about The 70273 Project in a blog post or if you pen a post about us, please send me a link so I can add it to our Gallery of Support.


Thanks to the creative generosity of these good people:
Angela Rybarczuk (Channel Islands, UK)
Janet Hartje (MN, USA)
Jo Cook (IA, USA)
Julie Spiess (IA, USA)
Faye Cook (AUS)
and one Anonymous Maker (IA, USA)
our block count now stands at: 6179!

WEEK 42:  Nov 28 – Dec 4

A few health concerns have kept me moving more slowly through this week, on top of dealing with the loss of my granddog and the illness of my four-legged Phoebe, and all the things that are an inherent part of The Season. I continue to get lots of emails and notes from people who are just finding out about The 70273 Project, raising their hands to send financial donations, make blocks, piece, and/or quilt. It’s all quite wonderful, you know.

A huge thank you to Frances Holliday Alford for her ongoing financial support. Frances not only makes art, she supports others who are making art. Get to know her via this magazine article. (And yes, she mentioned The 70273 Project in her interview!)

Another huge thank you to another financial donor who wishes her to remain anonymous. Your generosity is muchly appreciated and has already been put to good use.

I’ve streamlined the cataloguing process (yes, again – it’s getting better and better, trust me) – I’ll tell you all about it later – and tweaked (read: improved) my journaling process. I’m a lifelong documentarian kind of girl, y’all.

The 70273 Project was featured in a lovely multi-page spread in Fayette Woman Magazine. The ink hasn’t yet dried on the current issue, and as soon as there’s a link up, I’ll let you know so you can go enjoy a read of this beautiful magazine published by my talented friend, Joyce Beverly.

Alida Palmisano made some more blocks and encouraged her readers to do the same.


And thanks to these generous creatives . . .
Ella Andrews (Channel Islands, UK)
Sue Harris (Channel Islands, UK)
Lorraine Whiting (Channel Islands, UK)
Debbie Burchell (Toronto, CA)
Alida Palmisano (MD, USA)
Jeanne Huebert (CA, USA) (Lovely name, don’t you think?!)
Pam Patterson (TX, USA)
Diane Dresdner (VA, USA) (who included a note saying “This is my first batch!”)
Frances Holliday Alford (VT, USA),
our current block count is . . . 6394!

Thank you for continuing to make and send blocks, even though I’m sure there are many other things begging your time and attention.


I try to remember to post links in the Facebook group and on the Facebook page, but it doesn’t happen automagically which means that sometimes . . . okay, many times . . .  I forget. Y’all don’t want to miss the things I’ll be revealing after the first of the year (trust me on that!), so take a minute to subscribe so you aren’t left out.

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