By Terry Pottmeyer from Mercer Island, WA USA
Title of Panel: “Cherished Children”
Dream Theme: Community
Contributors to this Dream Panel:Patty Gordon, Claive Jacobson Phillips, Gene Goodwin, Carol Davis, Kim Schjelderup, Judy Witmer, Susan Kaplan, Mary Margaret Welch, Myra Lupton, Ruth Jacobson, Ellen Ernst, Susan Linsenmayer, Cassie Benz, Renee Christenson, Terry Pottmeyer.
Materials and Techniques Used:Cotton fabric & batting, fabric marker, machine qpplique, machine quilting
Tell us about your panel:
“I sent an email to my friends and asked for their help, Here is my message:Hi All,I have picked my dream theme- that all children have what they need to thrive. I know that all of you have kind hearts for children. So, I would like to include your thoughts, too. Using one word descriptors, tell me what comes to mind for you when you think about the things a child needs to thrive. (For example – love, shelter, food, etc)
Almost all responded and I had two pages of input. I finally started my panel on Valentine’s Day (hence the hearts) and randomly added what everyone had sent to a heart. I didn’t get every idea down but I got a lot of then down…. and on each heart I added “Love” because thats the most important thing a child needs. Our dream… a world where every child is cherished.”