The 70273 Project

To commemorate the lives of 70,273 physically and mentally handicapped people who were murdered by Nazis in 1940-41, Jeanne Hewell-Chambers is gathering 70,273 fabric blocks from around the world that will eventually be made into quilts. You don't have to be an artist to participate, and there are many ways to be involved that don't require cloth and thread. For more information, visit http://the70273project.org
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Wall 3 of The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

Wall 3 of The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

Quilts being made for The 70273 Project in the U.K. that will fill Rochester Cathedral in 2018. Photo by Lucy Horner)

Quilts being made for The 70273 Project in the U. that will fill Rochester Cathedral in Photo by Lucy Horner)

80 commemorations made in Germany, to be pieced and quilted by Uta Lenk for The 70273 Project

Day 3 of the International Quilt Festival

The 70273 Project Quilt #185

The 70273 Project Quilt

L to R: Catherine Bonte (President of the France Patchwork Guild) and Jeanne Hewell-Chambers (Founder of The 70273 Project) standing in front of a quilt made in France for The 70273 Project

Between 1940 and the German Nazis murdered 70273 physically and mentally disabled people.

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

Wall 3 of The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

One wall of The 70273 Project quilts on display in the Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival 2017

One wall of The 70273 Project quilts on display in the Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival 2017

One wall of The 70273 Project Quilts in the special exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

Wall 3 of The 70273 Project Special Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival 2017

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