Posted by: “paperfleur”
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:13 am (PDT)
My name is Sally and I live in Wisconsin, USA.
I have been a long time member of this group and a not so recent poster.
I lurk and drool at all the beautiful work and am constantly in awe. I
have also been in awe of the willingness of members to share work for a
common cause. This inspired me to share this story in hopes that you
would be willing to help with my next mosaic project.
I lost my older sister to suicide in 1991. It was such a devastating
loss, and to this day, I am painfully aware of how this event changed my
life. I muddled through the experience, got some counseling, and
learned to be grateful for every day. But I was at a loss as to how I
might help others who have lost family members to suicide.
Last September, my niece’s husband got the devastating news that his 44
year old brother had taken his own life, just a few weeks after the
brothers had hiked all over Nepal. Of course, it was heartbreaking to
all of us, but especially to Shawn. His brother was his best friend.
A few weeks ago I found out that Shawn and my niece, Heather, have
started a non-profit charity called Nature Helps. Shawn started a 2000
mile through hike on the Appalachian Trail to raise funds for a Suicide
Prevention Hot Line. He is currently in North Carolina.
I am so proud of him for bringing this topic to light, as it is often
too painful to acknowledge. I have donated to his cause, but I want to
do more, and that’s where you guys come in!
I want to do a Nature Inspired QUILT design Mosaic. I am asking for submissions with the following specifications:
12×12 inch square
Glued to mesh
All blocks will be assembled into a wall-hanging or multiple
wall-hangings, depending on how generous you all are feeling! My
submission will be at the center of the quilt, the Nature Helps Charity
You can check out Shawn and Heather’s website, www.nature helps.org to verify this is on the up and up!
If you would like to participate in this project, Please submit your mosaic quilt block to me at the following address:
Sally C. Johnson
778 Glenmeadow St.
River Falls, WI 54022
All artists will be acknowledged. The final project will be auctioned off and all proceeds will be given to NatureHelps.Org.
I am not able to pay anyone for their submission. Please make sure
there is no copyright infringement in your design so I don’t get sued!
I am pretty sure that Shawn and I are not the only people who have lost a
loved one to suicide, and have seen the generosity of this group.
Thank you in advance!
When I start getting submissions, I will add a link for pictures and progress.
Have a great day, Everyone!
PS: You can check me out on Facbook under
Big Nipper Mosaic Studio: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Nipper-Mosaic-Studio/242682539153641
Deadline for submissions, 8-1-12
All submissions should be in a 12 inch square. I will finish each square
with a matching border and join them together. Any nature inspired
design in a square background will do. The border around the squares
will be black so any color, any nature inspired design will do!
Butterflies, flowers, trees, woodland creatures…Oh, I can hardly wait!