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Redefining Crafting: Making a Quilt for the New Year

Reviving our waters is like making a quilt: you work with what you have. And the more people who are working on the different parts, the faster it goes. In the case of fresh water this means involving women and men everywhere in protecting and, in some cases, reconstructing the natural patterns that ensure that all of us have the safe and available water we need.   – The Nature Conservancy

I was looking for a great way to kick off our new series, and I came across this quote from the Nature Conservancy.  I love this imagery – the idea that an environmental issue is more than a single issue, but is instead a quilt that must stitch together every participant, every part of the issue, and is tied to every other environmental issue.

What a perfect way to kick off our series on Eco Friendly Crafting, Redefining Crafting.  In this series, we’ll talk about some ways you can make your crafting a bit more eco-friendly, give you some great ideas for some new crafts, and give you some tips on finding eco-friendly supplies.

The great thing about this series is that so many of you all are crafters! So let us know what your favorite craft is, how it’s ecofriendly, and send us a picture! We’ll try to include as many of your submissions as possible.

So dig in, get green, and get crafty!



One thought on “Redefining Crafting: Making a Quilt for the New Year

  1. I love making quilts out of old tee-shirts! Not only do they recycle clothes that I can’t use any more, they also are very personal and oh-so-soft!

    Posted by a_a | January 29, 2013, 10:13 am

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