September 2008

Gather the women

Our planet is at a critical point. How we currently inhabit Mother Earth is unsustainable and requires a shift: a shift from living off Mother Earth to living with Mother Earth. Indigenous cultures have always known this. We have already commenced the shift, “A Great Turning”, with the understanding that ‘we are all in this together’.

This project began in 2006 with a knowing to “bring the women together”. At the time I didn’t know the form this would take but continued to hold the vision. As time moved on I gained clarity around the form – a quilt representing a web of women’s visions for Mother Earth. A connecting of the Mother energy so inherent in each of us and now called to be brought together.

My hope is to bring together the visions that women the world over have for Mother Earth, to help heal her – from my heart to your heart to the heart of Mother Earth.

I invite you, your friends, family and colleagues to join this endeavour and infuse your vision into this cloth in whatever way you feel drawn to express yourself – tapestry, appliqué, painting, drawing, etc.

Each individual cloth is being stitched together into a beautiful quilt, shining the energy, love and vision of women for Mother Earth. The quilt will not only represent our courage to see beyond the current state but will demonstrate the depth of our feelings and the strength of our numbers.

The quilt will be on display at environmental days and other related events. Healing events will also be held drawing on the combined energy of the quilt.

The exquisite beauty and love with the pieces already received and their combined energy has overwhelmed me – and we are only beginning.

Join us in being a part of the Quilt.

Enrica Mallard
Eltham, Victoria, Australia