The Beloved Community Story Quilt Project was made use of the KickStarter fundraising platform. Here is a description from their project site.
Over .... 8 months we [worked] with Seniors, children, international college students and Savannah locals of all ages on sitting down and opening up and sharing the stories of our neighborhoods.... stories were documented in writing and also in drawings, eventually we made some beautiful quilts that sum it all up-- good times and bad, food and where it comes from, childhood treasures, beloved family members and our ever- evolving neighborhoods.
Unfortunately, the fundraising site closed on Sept. 30 so I just missed that because I only stumbled on the site today. Still, I think that this story is too good to not spread a little wider. What a great idea and a wonderful way to save and share stories. I'm wondering who I could partner with to get this going in my area --- hmmmmm, I am going to start working on a list right away.
I would love to hear about similar projects so if you know of any, please share information in the comment section.
That's it for today. I think I will go work on a story quilt I'm designing. But that is a story for another day.
Happy trails (or should I say, happy tales?).