I recently got introduced and contributed to a wonderful charity project called Project Lynus. In short Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter all work together to provide warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers." Students and faculty from the Parsons The New School for Design got involved and created numerous blankets. Everyone pitched in to help cut, sew, decorate and finish the quilt. I love the variety of patterns.
Some of the work was done in the class of Genevieve Jezick. They assembled a quilt in 6 hours. The pattern was planned in 8" pieces. Some students prepared their squares at home, but many worked in class the day the quilt was made. All of the hand embroidery was created in class.
The students who worked on it signed up and attached to the inside a piece of muslin with all of their names!
Other students and fashion design faculty spent a day working on their own quilts from various fabrics. Here are a couple of their finished quilts.