Parkinsons Disease Foundation Quilt Project

Over 5 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease. The Parkinsons Disease Foundation Quilt Project aims to raise awareness of the impact the disease has on people, as well as on their families, caregivers and friends - and our continued urgency to find a cure. It is the first global quilt project to focus the world's attention on Parkinson's Disease (PD).

The Parkinson Disease Foundation quilt project entry Parkinsons Disease Foundation Quilt Project consists of panels made by individuals and groups affected by Parkinson's, in honor of the cause and its victims, or in honor of loved ones affected by Parkinson's. Each panel will be two feet square, and will be sewn together in eight foot blocks.

Big Mamas Legacy submitted an entry to the PDF Quilt Project. This entry was a small Double Wedding Ring pattern. This old traditional pattern is one that reminds us of our past, as well as those loved ones we've lost. It seemed fitting to honor those suffering from Parkinsons Disease and their loved ones with such a pattern.

At the 2nd World Parkinson Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, from September 28th through October 1, 2010, the PDF Quilt will be displayed for the first time. After this initial showing, blocks of the Quilt will be available to display at Parkinson Disease events through 2011.

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