APF in conjunction with the Lagniappe Project of Baltimore, is calling for the submission of quilt blocks for the inclusion in a quilt which will reflect the experience of pain.
Please create a 10 by 10 block or blocks that are made of fabric, or with a foundation of fabric. Other media (beads, fibers, feathers, etc.) may be used for embellishment. The blocks may be pieced or appliqud, by hand or machine. They may be traditional or of original design. Please leave at least on all sides of the square for the seams which will join the squares together.
The blocks will each reflect the part that pain has played in the makers life. Quilts are a literal and figurative symbol of comfort and the joining of patchwork is a symbol of unity and community. Through the block design, construction, and joining to create a finished quilt, we hope that the artist finds comfort and unity.
Submit by September 20th for inclusion in the quilt and for the opportunity to be honored and have your work featured. Send quilt blocks directly to:
American Pain Foundation
201 N. Charles Street, Suite 710
Baltimore, MD 21201-4111
You will need to include this signed release form with your submission. If you can’t print out the form, call 1-888-615-7246 and request that we mail you the form; be sure to leave your name and address. The blocks will not be returned to the maker, and will become the property of APF. The finished quilts will be exhibited at APFs 10th Anniversary Celebration in October and will be used for fundraising purposes through the Celebration Auction and/or through other fundraising efforts (cards, calendar, etc.).