Berene created this project in response to the tragic attack that occurred at the Lynn Valley Library in North Vancouver, BC, on March 27, 2021. A horrific event in which a young woman lost her life, and six others (5 of them woman) were injured, some with long term injuries.
The Lynn Valley LOVE Project is Berene’s latest collective healing project, and invites you to participate! You can do so by contributing a little creativity towards the collaborative installations.
There are two ways to participate:
1. LOVE BANNERS:
This will be an installation of a collection of banners with messages of LOVE and HOPE made by members of the quilting community.
Sewing level: Intermediate. Previous quilting experience is required.
These banners will be pieced using quilting techniques.
There is more information and instructions on how to make the banners on Berene’s blog: Click Here
These are to be dropped off / mailed to the LYNN VALLEY LIBRARY by JULY 7 at the latest.
2. A community Project of a GIANT “LOVE” Cross Stitch:
This is designed for the general community or anyone wishing to participate.
Sewing level: EASY – no previous experience required.
Contributors are asked to hand stitch a felt X onto a piece of white cotton fabric, using embroidery thread and a simple running stitch, with this downloadable pattern.
The blocks will then be assembled into a large “LOVE” cross stitch design which will be installed in the library breezeway.
There is more information and instructions on how to make the X’s on Berene’s blog: Click Here
These are to be dropped off / mailed to the LYNN VALLEY LIBRARY by JUNE 15 at the latest.