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Arizona moms affected by gun violence, including Jan. 8, 2011 survivors, hosted quilting bee

(Tucson, Arizona) May 23, 2014 – The Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America hosted a quilting bee May 24 in Tucson as part of The Mother’s Dream Quilt Project. This national campaign is bringing moms together to create a series of quilts from fabric submissions from mothers around the country. The quilts serve as a visual testament both to the pervasiveness of gun violence in the United States, as well as to the power of connectedness and unity in our efforts to stop this epidemic. Each quilt will contain at least one block composed of meaningful fabric from a victim or survivor of gun violence such as a piece of clothing or a beloved blanket. This survivor block will be surrounded by submissions from supporters expressing the collective sadness over too many lives shattered by gunfire. A completed quilt will be displayed this fall in Washington.

For more information, contact Jocelyn Strauss at 429-0915 or jstrauss@momsdemandaction.org, or visit www.momsdemandaction.com/mothers-dream-quilt-project.