Netroots Nation Star Quilt

( – promoted by navajo)

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All two hundred patches were signed at the Austin Netroots Nation meeting – here are the signatories:

loggersbrat

Jeffrey Feldman

Ben Masel

land of enchantment

NYBri

Jasmine

Martianchronic

Eddie C

Steve Young – CA-48

Dillie Taunt

J.R. Jenks

pucklady

L.R. Graves

Jesse Taylor

Donna Edwards

N in Seattle

javelina

R.M. Linton

Darcy Burner

Xavier

The Christian Prog. Liberal

DeDe Watkins

Robert Lasner

Gina Cooper

chunyang

karenh

Sherrie Matula

bleeding heart

Tinnekkia M. Williams

Agnostic

virgomusic

Donald Ducheneaux

Alan Grayson

carnacki

Andy Ternay

wvblueguy

David Reese

hellenic pagan

The Red Pen

Carmen Maverick

Double Cinco

Dreaming of Better Days

Malacandra

Ellicatt

David Boyle

Kathryn

Chris Byrd

Act Blue

Russ Warner – CA-26

Brad Miller

Rick Noriega

Susan S

China Parmalee and Elizabeth Compa

Kos

Lisa Votino-Tarrant

Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco, CA

Bill Derby

Judge Mark Engelhart

Maggie Jochild

Matt Ross

Raines Cohen

Alternet

Moody Loner

Michael Silberman

Brendan Smyth

Ern Malley

LEAPspeakers

Susan Higgs

David Stern

Nick Carter

Joe Bill Watkins

Angie Trevino

dewey of the desert

Serena Lloyd

OrangeClouds115

Ben Dimero

Mattias Olsson

Leona McElvene

Phil N. DeBlanc

Marie Robertson

Wes Clark

Mariah Marlin-Warfield

Andrew Aviza

Sara Robinson

teacherken

Wylie Maercklein

Devilstower

Martin Free

John E

Elizabeth Clementson

Cedwin

Patrick Moore

Siobhan “Sam” Bennett

Kevin Powell

Rebecca Estepp

cskendrick

Marcia Kinsey

Kid Oakland

Alisa  R

Ellen Meudlan

Delaware Dem

Scott Dennis

Grandma J

shockwave

Floja Roja

Jim Muggli

Timroff

jnhobbs

Tom Schrandt

Sandia Blanca

leolabeth

In her own voice

Allister Williams

Adam B

terminal3

Van Jones

Booman

jlms_gkw

Dania Audax

Mark Tanako

Andy Brown

mem from Somerville

Sharoney

kimoconnor

     Wolfman Spike

Black Wolf

Donna Sicko

George Lakoff

Noisy Gong

David Sirota

John Dean

Mik

Murphy

Jim Slattery

Larry Joe Doherty

Charlie Brown

Viceroy

Capitol Annex

Reality Bites Back

Jim Hightower

Annette Taddeo

Andrei Cherny

Trisha Moore

Robin Dennis

Lee Camp

Elliott Naishtat

troutfishing

Kathy Gillenwater

Ellen

Marisa/ Latina Lista

Can You Be Angry And Still Dream

Melissa Marcus

navajo

terrypinder

norm

mcjoan

Steve Behar

kath25

Ben R. Lujan

Brillig

Jeff Smith

betson08

June Johnson

kraken

Blue Armadillo

MsSpentyouth

Jerome a Paris

pastordan

Bruin Kid

DH in MI

Billy

Robin Schneider

Chris Pearson

Bruce Elfant

asimbagirl

texas mom

Mike Lumpkin

Bill in Portland Maine and Common Sense Mainer

Georgia Little Shield

rosel

gloriana

freesouls1

makingpeace

SGF

Mrs. Pastor

Abbe Delozier

Karen Cameron

Ari Melber

Karen Cameron

Richard Clarke

Janet T in MD

Teamsters Organizing for Power

SanDiegoDem

Lt. Col. Hal Bidlack

Clay Johnson

Amanda Flott

Adrian Leyvar

Gabriel Tomas Reyes

TakeInAPlay

Karen

Some additional signatures will be set as a single stars in the background – navajo will be gathering those.

This quilt is a gift to the Native American people with best wishes.  You can see from this diary what is contemplated for the first three quilts the Street Prophets community has produced.  What would the Native American Netroots like to do with this one?  I like the idea of making a fund for helping a remote reservation with wiring for internet (as was discussed at the Native American Netroots Caucus at Yearly Kos in Chicago) – but I wouldn’t presume to choose.  The choice is yours.

I ask because I would like to have the ultimate purpose of the quilt in my head and my heart as I sew.  For me, stitching is a prayerful exercise – so I want to be as clear as I can when I do this.

I’ll share more photos as this quilt comes together.

10 thoughts on “Netroots Nation Star Quilt

  1. signatures!

    I have mailing addresses for Carter Camp and Dengre.  I would like to get Meteor Blades sig, I’ll email him today.  Thanks for writing this diary, it will make it easier to explain to MB.

    Let’s hear in the comments any suggestions about how to use these proceeds.

    It will take some time to finish the quilt and then do the fund raising.  Rain when do you think all that will be done?  Sometime next year?

    Rain, I think this will be your best quilt ever.  I love the colors!

    Here are some photos of the quilt project:

    Austin 2008

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    Chicago 2007

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  2. Winter Rabbit!  I’ll email him today also.

    I just read the list of sigs again more slowly and all I can say is Wow…just WOW.

  3. Hello, this past week I’ve been sundancing so I’ve just read this. It looks like the quilt project was a good success and the star quilt is beautiful. Just my opinion but as nice as the quilt is the money for it won’t go far in “wiring for the internet” which I assume would cost millions. Then again I don’t have any better suggestions:).

  4. I feel more like a channel than a creator on this one, honestly.  I had an idea — but when I pinned the patches to the board I was gobsmacked.  You know, one of those “Did I really do this?” moments.

    It’s going to take some time to put it together.  I quilt by hand and it does take awhile.  I’d like to show it at the Northwest Quilters’ quilt show in March — which is timed to coincide with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Oregon’s Statehood (I live in Portland).  I’d like the people here to see it.  And then I hope it will travel a bit and be blessed.  The itinerary will be clear in time, I am sure.

    I think the time to raffle it will be the next Netroots Nation meeting.  Let us see how it works with the first three quilts first — they should be handled through Act Blue fairly soon (knock wood).  Then we’ll have the experience to know the best course.

  5. are from Street Prophets.  The one in white is shakti, the one in orange is loggersbrat.

  6. n’est pas?

    at least something…

    as opposed to nothing.

    just kidding

    as the diarist requests; what are your ideas for where this money goes?

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