The fact that this is a quilt is significant. Seven hundred people experiencing or at risk of homelessness are killed from hypothermia annually in the United States. Forty-four percent of the nation’s homeless are unsheltered. From the urban streets of our populated cities to the remote back-country of rural America, hypothermia – or subnormal temperature in the body – remains a leading, critical and preventable cause of injury and death among those experiencing homelessness. Having a quilt or some kind of blanket could mean the difference between life and death to a person living on the street in the middle of winter. While these quilts were not made to be given to the homeless, they were made in the hopes that the struggles of such people would be made apparent.
Hand pieced, hand sewn quilt using hand dyed fabric