Fiber Study Group

by | Jun 27, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 10:00-12:00
at The Guild House
All CHH Members Welcome

We will be making simple quilt squares to send to the 70273 Project for them to assemble for a complete quilt. We can make as many as we have time to.

BRING scraps RED fabric , RED trim, RED binding, RED ribbon, Sewing machine and RED thread OR needle and RED thread, scissors.   White fabric provided.

Please RSVP to Yvonne Wilson, or 281-744-2211.

The 70273 Project – Two red crosses on white fabric blocks made into a quilt

A brief overview:  Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis. Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed. Most were murdered within 1-2 hours.

Jeanne Hewell-Chambers, founder of The 70273 Project, will commemorate these 70,273 voiceless, powerless people who were so callously and casually murdered by gathering 70,273 blocks of white fabric (representing innocence and the paper the doctors read), each bearing two red X’s (representing one person), and she will stitch them together into quilts.  —