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Carolyn Lanzkron
Natick, Massachusetts

The Columbine Quilt

This is a special quilt. It is being made by quilters from around the world to honor the memories and comfort the mourners of the victims of the Columbine High School shooting.

I think this project shows a very important aspect of quilting – how quilters come together to support and comfort others. There are many in the public eye who are using this tragedy to make political points, or to advance their own personal agenda. What I love about this project and our group of quilters is that we have not been spending time finding someone to blame about the state of society – we are focusing instead on being a force of good – on making a positive step toward honoring the lives that were lost. We can't make evil disappear, but we can make the presence of good more widely felt.

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