International Fiber Collaborative

Woman and Child

I’m always up for collaborative projects with a purpose.

According to Jennifer Brooke Marsh, the International Fiber Collaborative is an opportunity for people around the world “to come together from all over the world to express their concerns about their countries extreme dependency on oil for energy. Those who participate will crochet, knit, stitch, patch, or collage 3 foot square fiber panels that will express each participants concern about this topic…. Once all 800 panels are received, they will be sewn together to completely cover an abandoned gas station in central New York State.”

Woman and Child is the piece I am sending. It is cut from a MUCH bigger art quilt I made in the infancy of my art quilt career. It was machine quilted within an inch of its life, but never quite finished as, aside from the life-size figures, it was pretty boring.

The figures are made from some of the first fabric I painted. I think Mother and Child is a good piece for this project because the image can still be “read” from quite a distance and I do believe activism springs from a desire to improve the world for the next generation.

The deadline is March 15, 2008 for pieces to be received.

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  1. 1

    Gerrie – Maybe your family can take photos for us! It looks like Jennifer is trying to tour the project also, so maybe it will come closer. I though recycling was very appropriate to the topic.

    Good to hear from you,

  2. 2

    I am from central New York. My whole family is back there. I am going to make a panel, too. What a great idea – rescyling early work!!