16 Oct

Washline

This was the “big weekend.” Saturday was the day that a thousand squares of artwork were hung on a washline from one end of the Haupstrasse to the other to raise awareness, and eventually funds, for Frauennotruf Heidelberg. The Frauennotruf is a hotline for abused women which, I believe, connects them with the appropriate resources. Apparently they receive an average of 12 calls a day! A representative came to the Hearts and Castles quilt guild and asked if we would make squares. Not only did members donate about a dozen little quilts, but the guild donated a group project for Frauennotruf HD to raffle off! Anyway, I donated a quilted square too, — “Movin’ on,” and dragged the family downtown to see it “in situ” today.

I know it’s not supposed to be about me, it’s about women not as lucky as I am, but I was proud to have participated. So here’s another pic: