Drones Quilt Project
Quakers in Bury St.Edmunds have been busy with their needles.
The Meeting is taking part in the national Drones Quilt project instigated by the Fellowship of Reconcilliation (FOR). Pam Gosling says: ‘We have been meeting regularly since November 2012 to stitch and assemble squares bearing the names and ages of men, women and children killed in drone attacks. We put the names of the victims and our own names and decorated the squares as we felt fit.’
She added: ‘The Drones Quilt project was designed to raise awareness of people killed by these remotely controlled weapons. Its aim is to restore humanity to those who have been killed or maimed and to remind us of the sacredness of their lives. It is also to remind the government that often the victims of drone attacks are civilians like us.’
Pam says: ‘It has been heartrending to see the numbers of victims, their stories and, particularly, the young ages involved. Our group has found it a very thought-provoking experience.’
Squares from around the country will be assembled into one huge quilt. It will then tour the country for further campaigning. The quilt will continue to grow, so further squares are welcome.
(reprint of article in The Friend by Pam Gosling)
More information on the Drones Quilt website