This time a year ago, hundreds of people were busy designing and stitching patches for what became the truly amazing Justice Quilt. When it came to sending patches to Janet, Janis, Margaret and Jean many of you added notes, letters and cards and explanations of why you got involved. Amongst scores of apologies for the quality of stitching, several for tardiness and lots of luck for the final jigsaw; love, hope and gratitude were the emergent themes amongst the messages.
This post shares a handful of quotes from the correspondence that accompanied the patches:
Thank you for providing such a positive form of protest for Justice.
I love the idea of making the Justice Quilt: it’s a great way to celebrate Connor and to create a way of making a largely digital campaign have a ‘real life’ object. My daughter and I feel proud to have contributed a small part – Claire
There but for fortune go you or I. My son has been in several institutions, I have worried about his safety. I am so glad that Connor’s parents have the strength to push for change – Susan
It’s a bit of a wobbly, hand-sewn one [patch]. I wanted to celebrate those amazing professionals who have skill, compassion and empathy to support young people like LB. #107days included a post ‘Drops of Brilliance‘ that sums it up. We are hugely grateful to those people who offer that support to our family and to our son, Matt. This is for all who go the extra mile, put in all those extra hours, and show with everything that they do, that they respect, value and care about our young people – Jan