Y’all know I haven’t had a minute’s regret about launching The 70273 Project. Not a single minutes much as a nano. And yet . . . a few months ago I found myself going splat. Splat, I tell you. I lost myself in the forest of systems and forms and communications and tallying and spreadsheets […]
Usually Nancy (my disabled sister-in-law) draws, and I stitch her drawings, but this time we laid the crayons down and played with bits from my scrap bag. Nancy placed the bits of fabric on fusible sheets, and I took it from there stitching in the car . . . and under Adonis . . . […]
The ARC last Friday . . . Jeanne: Do you want to ride in the convertible? Nancy: Yes. Jeanne: Do you want to spend the night with us at the hotel? Nancy: Yes. Jeanne: Do you want to go shopping? Nancy: SHOPPING!!!!!! [I took that as a yes.] Jeanne: Do you want to walk on […]
After beginning in June 2012, Nancy continues to draw. and I continue to stitch, though some of her more recent drawings are too line intensive. But not to worry cause I have ideas. We brought home 470 more drawings after an all too short visit with her last week. Nancy makes this shape in many […]
I write, I stitch. This is the twelfth drawing in Nancy’s fourth set of drawings. There are 95 drawings in this set. ~~~~~~~ Nancy (my developmentally disabled sister-in-law) draws. I (the woman who flat-out loves her) stitch.
In Our Own Language 4:11 Meanwhile in the background, I’m still stitching. ~~~~~~~ Nancy, my developmentally disabled sister-in-law, draws. I, Jeanne, the woman who flat-out loves her, stitch.
Daughter Alison is with me at University of Central Missouri. a history major who is keen on such things, will now help me preserve, archive, and catalogue information is now The 70273 Project Documentarian. It was good to get reacquainted with the quilts. I think they were as almost as glad to see me as […]
4/25/2019 GOOD NEWS UPDATE: The response to the exhibit in the McClure Archives and University Library on the Campus of the University of Central Missouri has been so successful, the exhibit has been extended through December 31, 2019! If you’d like to take your group (think class, guild, organization, family), let me know or contact […]
A question I am frequently asked is “What does Nancy think about you stitching her drawings?” And the answer is: “I haven’t a clue, not an inkling.” She doesn’t give any verbal or physical indication that she understands or even recognizes that I am stitching her marks, that we are in collaboration. My only indicator […]
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 […]