|“The Postcard Quilt” (82”x66”) Created by: members of the Waterloo County Quilters Guild Coordinated by: Renske Helmuth |
Auctioned for: $7,200 in May 2009
Members of the Waterloo County Quilters Guild volunteered to make the 4"x6" cards that would be the basis of the quilt. We began with two workshops, during which participants were each asked to make one card each that reflected an aspect of the MCC's work. The ladies responded enthusiastically, and I was able to deliver a total of 81 cards to the local MCC office in Kitchener. From there, the cards were forwarded to the head office in Akron.
In a short note, I'd explained the project and asked if the postcards could be distributed among MCC volunteers around the world. My hope was that each card would return in the mail with a message written on the back, and bearing the stamp of the country it was being sent from (I'd suggested using extra glue). Later, I learned that the Akron office staff had spent considerable time sorting the cards and matching them to appropriate countries.
Below, close-ups of some of the postcard fronts and backs.
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