Victims Quilt – Sutherland Springs, 2017

Another long quilt hanging in my stair hall. I’ve finished the Victims Quilt banner for the victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas church shooting in 2017. The quilt is 16″ wide x 102″ long and contains the names of the 26 people who died that day, including the six members of the Holcombe family.

Victims Quilt – Las Vegas 2017

I recently decided to change the way that I am doing the Victims Quilts. Rather than continue to create two enormous, unwieldy quilts that include multiple mass shooting events, I am separating out each event into its own banner. Here is the first, the quilt for the Las Vegas shooting in October of 2017. At […]

art quilt of newspaper headlines from Las Vegas Shooting, overlaid with green gun sight image

Protest #6 – In Our Sights

I doubt this one needs a lot of explanation. It’s pages from The New York Times on October 3rd and 4th, 2017, overlaid with a gray sheer and quilted with black thread in concentric circles. The green gun sight image is appliqued on top. I used actual newspapers, knowing that this piece will wear over […]

In Our Sights

I started a new quilt this week. I’m still reeling from this week’s news of yet another mass shooting, the most deadly of all, and I am not yet ready to start typing the names of victims to add them to the Victims Quilt. But, I still found myself sick over the shooting and I […]

Two Rows of Names

I’ve been working steadily this week on my “Victims” quilt (which may explain why I am in such a mood of melancholy).  I now have two rows completed to share. When it’s done, the quilt will be about as long as it is wide now.  

Orlando Victims

After a little hiatus from my project, I am back to work on my Victims Quilt, making what I hope will be the last blocks. These blocks are the first four of the 49 I will make for the victims of the shooting at the nightclub in Orlando just a few months ago.  

Design Wall – Newtown Blocks

I don’t know what to say about these blocks. How can I not be incredibly affected by these? These blocks represent the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT, which occurred in 2012, when my daughter was six months old. She shares a name with one of the young victims. Even so […]

Design Wall – San Bernadino blocks

You can tell by the dates that I am getting close to finishing the blocks for my soon-to-be-renamed “No More Names” quilt. The Newtown blocks aren’t finished yet and that’s not just because they are so difficult to work on; I also ran out of blue fabric. I was able to pick up some more […]

Design Wall – No More Names Quilt – Aurora

One of the interesting things to me as I took on this project was to realize that only one state has had more than one mass shooting (with more than 10 victims) during the last 20 years. Colorado saw the first mass shooting of the recent string in Littleton and was then again visited by […]