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one girl + two quilted tents + one subaru wagon + rad kickstarter backers =
EPIC CROSS-COUNTRY QUILT STORY ADVENTURE!!!
one girl + two quilted tents + one subaru wagon + rad kickstarter backers = EPIC CROSS-COUNTRY QUILT STORY ADVENTURE!!!
59 backers pledged $3,242 to help bring this project to life.

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As part of Quilt Projects, an ongoing investigation of quiltmaking from the standpoint of a contemporary practice, I give an interactive performance called Quilt Stories where I sit inside of a quilted tent, meeting visitors and recording their stories and anecdotes about quilts.  I have been to Portland, Boise, Salt Lake City, and the Bay Area with my tent thus far.  

I would like to raise money through Kickstarter to take this Quilt Stories project on the road- visiting different communities between Palouse Washington and Minneapolis Minnesota, collecting stories along the way. One prominent stop will be at the International Quilt Studies Center in Lincoln Nebraska, where I will further my research on improvisational quilt-making traditions. I will end up in Minneapolis, at a two-week artist's residency, where I will use the stories to create a project, probably with song & animation, and share my work there.  I will also be making a documentary of my trip.

Below are my estimated costs for the project - if I end up exceeding my $3000 goal, I will bring Quilt projects all the way to the East Coast and Canada in the fall!

COSTS:

gas  $800

car tune up & oil change  $300

food  $500

occasional lodging $300

(i am hoping to be hosted most of the time but might need to get a motel)

supplies  $300

(supplies for tent, MP3 recorder, mini-DV tapes, bike rack)

studio time & residency support  $500

processing fees  $300

THANK YOU for your interest, please send me a message if you know of a place I should visit along the way.

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    I will send you a patchwork postcard, just for you, from the road!

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    I will send you a patchwork postcard, and a special surprise souvenir from the road!

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    you will receive a one-of-a-kind hand-colored patchwork patch, plus a fabulous postcard from the road!

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    A goodie bag is coming your way- with your above-mentioned patch and postcard and surprise, PLUS: a limited-edition DVD of nine animations by eliza fernand with BONUS FOOTAGE of Quilt Stories Tour 2011!!!

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    Postcard! DVD! Patch! and.... limited edition, lovingly hand-bound booklet of Quilt Drawings- one for every day on the tour, complete with travel notes (!!!!)

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    You will be the proud owner of an original Quilt Drawing, signed by eliza fernand, made on tour, with travel notes and a personal note to very special you.

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    you will come home from the post office with everything mentioned above!!!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    I will send you the surprise and postcard from the road, and when i get to Minneapolis, I will make a one-of-a-kind patchwork, crafted from sentimental fabrics, just for your home and travel needs.... !

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    I will make you a table top sized version of my quilted tent!

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    I will send you the postcard, souvenir, DVD, patch, travel drawings booklet, AND, turn your quilt story into a piece of artwork

    an ANIMATION!!!

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    I will send you the postcard, souvenir, DVD, patch, travel drawings booklet, AND, turn your quilt story into a piece of artwork

    a SONG!!!

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    I will send you the postcard, souvenir, DVD, patch, travel drawings booklet, AND, turn your quilt story into a piece of artwork

    an ILLUSTRATED ZINE!!!

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    YOU ARE THE PROUD OWNER OF A WELL-TRAVELED QUILTED TENT!!!
    congratulations.

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