Saturday, January 17, 2015

Je Suis Charlie 2015

A free label to remember the victims of the horrors in France and
to stand up for free speech. See below.

Quilter Katell in France asks us to put a pencil in our creative needlework during the year 2015.

"Let us sew, embroider, quilt pencil on Each work of 2015!A pencil to put on our works in 2015 is a small token for a big cause : not to forget the victims and help to claim the rights of expression."

Here's a link to Katell's main blog:

and a secondary site for memorials:

And some snapshots of images from her blog




Des tulipes et des coeurs

Nifty Quilts

I made this label you might want to print out on fabric.

How to Print

  • Create a word file or a new empty JPG file that is 8-1/2" x 11".
  • Click on the image above.
  • Right click on it and save it to your file.
  • Print that file out on a pretreated, printable fabric sheet that is 8-1/2" x 11". The label should be 5-1/2" square.

The New Yorker this week

A little Photoshopping by me.


  1. Merci Barbara !!!Je suis Française et vis dans l'Est de la France. Ces derniers jours ont été très ici, MERCI pour votre article qui nous apporte soutien.
    Vous avez beaucoup d'admiratrices en France, nous vous suivons et je viens de lire avec un grand plaisir l'article que QUILTMANIA vous a consacré. Cela nous permet de vous connaitre un peu mieux.
    Merci pour tous les ouvrages que vous nous offrez, pour tout le savoir que vous transmettez et encore une fois pour votre dernier article. Thérèse.

  2. What a wonderful blog and creative pieces. I need to brush up on my french, I usually can read and write, better than speak the language, so will have to bookmark it and read more.


  3. Thank you for calling these memorial efforts to our attention. I'll figure out some ways to incorporate the pencil & date as suggested.

  4. Nice label. Thanks! I plan to include a pencil on all my finishes this year. Your label will surely show up on a few.

  5. Thank you. What a nice movement to start. I will encourage it.

  6. Please also remember M.Lassana Bathily, a Muslim from Mali, who saved fifteen people in the delicatessen. His bravery and humanity are a bright star in this dark night and should be held in our hearts. I hope he will receive the Legion d'Honneur, he deserves it,