Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Posted by SympleTymes Cloth Art By Sherrie Nordgren at 7:04 PM
Story by julieincharge, katherineabell Published on November 6, 2009 in Craftivism
Quilting for Peace
Stitch-by-stitch throughout the decades, the art and craft of quilting has long held a quiet power to gather communities together — whether it be through quilting bees, wartime efforts, painstakingly creating heirlooms and gifts, or resourcefully gathering together fabric scraps to mend a garment or create an object of comfort.
Katherine Bell's new book, Quilting for Peace, explores the the stories, social causes, and common threads of making the world a better place one thoughtful stitch at a time. She also includes a plethora of projects and inspiration for reclaiming peace and meaning in our world, using your own two hands and a few basic craft supplies. Below Katherine Bell has generously shared with us the 30 Minute Shopping Bag project from her book.
Quilting for Peace: Stitch Your Own Shopping Bag