Comforter Art Action Blanket # 111
See this blanket pictured on page 12 of a new publication by the Vermont College of Fine Arts entitled, here.
FABRICATION (LOCATION & DATE):
- 2013 - Elisa Yon collects 2 protest hankies from Mary Tremonte during a Broken City Lab residency in Windsor, On, Canada and brings them to a sewing circle in a Vancouver studio. Elisa designs a blanket top to include the hankies. Elisa, Margaret, Shirley, Frederick and Lois sew it all together on a warm day in July.
- The warm filling in #109 and #111 are Oma Klassen's crocheted afghans that were made around 1985. I remember these afghan projects as being her last craft efforts. She passed away in 1995.
- July 17 2013 - July 26 2013 P. Calore (BORDER ANGELS) escorts Blanket # 111 from Vancouver, Canada to San Diego, USA - by car, bus, and train.
August 30 2013 - P. Calore hosts a label sewing event at her place in San Diego. Thank you Gloria, Edna, Juliana and Elizabeth (BORDER ANGELS volunteers) for your help with this final sewing action!
- September 22, 2013 - Pamela Calore and other BORDER ANGELS volunteers deliver Comforter Art Action Blanket # 111 and others to "Casa Refugio Micaela" in Tijuana, Mx. About half of the blankets in this Tijuan-bound shipment were taken to this shelter and the other half were distributed out of doors to the people living in a relief campsite for displaced people living in and around the canels in Tijuana, Mx.