Frustrated by the growing list of soldiers dying in the war in Iraq, Anne Landre, 52, of Milwaukee, Wis., decided to pay tribute to growing list of female causalities by stitching each woman’s name into a fiber art project.
As the list of fallen soldiers grew, Anne launched the Mother’s Day Project and enlisted the help of volunteers, each stitching a single name on a swatch to be returned to her. Anne’s plan is to take the names and incorporate them into a traveling tote bag that the stitchers will each get a chance to use as they go about their lives for a week or so. The response was so overwhelming that Anne got enough volunteers to make two tote bags. I got in on the second bag.