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 Parkinsons Disease Foundation Quilt Project consists of small panels made by individuals and groups affected by Parkinson's. They are made in honor of the cause and its victims and to memorialize loved ones affected by Parkinson's. Each panel is two feet square, and will be sewn together into 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 was displayed for the first time. Since that initial showing, blocks of the Quilt have displayed at Parkinson Disease events.