I'm usually a lurker, but I feel like this is worthy of posting. =) Here's a bit of background information on this quilt....
I work with runaway and homeless teenagers who are typically going through a rough time. For art therapy, I did a project pertaining to domestic violence. I had each youth design a quilt square that said something about domestic violence or represented their feelings about domestic violence. Many of the squares are very powerful, and I'm really proud of their work. =) I really don't feel that I can take credit for this project, as it is their work, but I do want to share it with others.
...As a side note, the kids' confidentiality is of utmost importance, so any teen who put their last name on a square and it is readable from the pictures, was not included in the individual images. Just FYI. =)
This first one is the full quilt. It's 39" across and 58" down
These are closeups of chunks of the quilt... Sorry all of these pics are so crappy, they were all taken on my phone!
Top 1/3 (sorry my feet ended up in all the pics!): ^.^
Here are a few pics of some of the individual blocks before i sewed them all together....
It says "Second thoughts are often better than first impressions"
The block on the left says "Love conquers all. Stop the madness. Violence is not the answer!!" The block on the right (with the handprint) says "These are hands that heal"
...I know I probably shouldn't have favorites, but I'm partial to the one on the left. It's a scene of homeless people living on the streets and the caption says "Lord, we in the streets tryin to find comfort" and the big words say NO MORE PAIN. ...This one is just so REAL.
This is a close up of the same one. There is also a dead body on the ground.
The left one says "Trust is the key". The bottom left one has the Gandhi quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world"
Sorry for sooo many pictures. I'm going to try to take better pics tomorrow when I hang it at our agency. My camera is currently broken. Thanks so much for looking. Comments and/or criticisms are welcome!!! (BTW, I wasn't going for excellent workmanship on this quilt... It was more about the message.) =)