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Mother’s Dream Quilt Project Addresses Gun Violence

Submitted by on March 12, 2014 – 7:29 pmNo Comment

Mothers Dream Quilt Project to Address Gun Violence

Moms Demand Action launches Quilt Project to address gun violence

 Quilts to Include Fabric Donated by Americans Affected by Gun Violence
 
Mothers across the country are coming together to create quilts that symbolize the human toll of gun violence in America. The “Mother’s Dream Quilt Project” takes its name from a uniform quilting pattern that will be used in all of the quilts made by Moms Demand Action members and supporters.
The “Mother’s Dream Quilt Project” will be a collection of quilts created from fabric submissions from around the country. Each quilt will contain at least one block composed of meaningful fabric from a victim or survivor of gun violence such as a piece of clothing or a beloved blanket. This “survivor block” will be surrounded by submissions from supporters expressing their collective sadness over too many lives ended by gunfire.
“Gun violence has become a sad part of the very fabric of America. These quilts will honor victims of gun violence and show how American mothers are resolved to fight for solutions to end our national gun violence epidemic,” said Jennifer Hoppe, Program Director for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Our quilts will represent both the toll that gun violence has taken in all of our communities, and the commitment of mothers to join together, support each other, and work to protect our children. Our collective Mother’s Dream is a safer America.”
Moms Demand Action chapters throughout the country are sponsoring “Community Quilting Bees” where attendees will create blocks to add to a Mother’s Dream quilt. Each block representing a victim or survivor will be accompanied by information about that individual and each supporter block will be accompanied by a statement of the quilter’s “dream” for American children.

To find out more about the Mother’s Dream Quilt project, including individual submission guidelines and information about upcoming Community Quilting Bees, visit www.momsdemandaction.com/mothers-dream-quilt-project

 

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