I am in a small group called Fiber Art Fusion that meets on a monthly basis. One of the members, Margaret Betz, organized a project for our group to create a block for the Aids Memorial quilt. This quilt celebrates the lives of real people who were loved and lost to HIV/Aids. You may remember the famous photo of the quilt spread on the great lawn in Washington D.C.
A block is 12 feet square and is made up of 8 panels that measure 3' by 6' each. We divided into groups of 3 and each group created a panel. This is a picture of the panel that I helped create with my friends Vickie Meredith Lord and Suzanne Balis Freed and is in memory of Fela Kuti. He was a famous Nigerian musician and activist and you can read about him here.
If you or a group you are associated with are looking for a meaningful project and are willing to donate a little time and materials, there are many people waiting to be added to the quilt. The Names Project will provide all of the information you need to create a block or just a panel. You receive a packetof information about each person. Some of them containg personal items and a family contact so you can personalize the panel. This has really been a meaningful experience. To find out more about the quilt and how to get involved here is the link - Aids Memorial Quilt.