BLUE HILL, ME — The Drones Quilt Project, a nation-wide traveling exhibit of quilts commemorating victims of U.S. drone strikes, will be on display at Reversing Falls Sanctuary in Brooksville in early December. The quilts have been shown in more than 20 U.S. cities, and at The Hague. The quilts are each made up of 36 individually crafted squares — visual reminders of a child or other victim. Many of the squares are dedicated to “Anonymous,” as an estimated 80% of drone victims are unnamed.
The exhibit is co-sponsored by Peninsula Peace & Justice and Reversing Falls Sanctuary (RFS). An opening will be held at the RFS Gallery on Saturday, December 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Seven quilts will be exhibited. Dud Hendrick, member of Veterans For Peace, will speak on drone warfare and its implications. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. A complete schedule of gallery open times appears on their web site: reversingfalls.org
For more information: 207-326-4405
Press release submitted by:
Peninsula Peace & Justice
P.O. Box 1515
Blue Hill ME 04614
This presentation by Ed Kinane could be titled “Drones 101.” It is a great video for someone who doesn’t know too much about them. Please share!
The prestigious Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City will be holding a major exhibit on drones beginning May 5th 2017 and running at least until the end of the calendar year. The Drones Quilt Project has been invited to participate in this exhibit, where we will be able to show the damage done by weaponized drones. This exhibit will be seen by many thousands of people, so it presents a great opportunity to educate the public.
Drones Quilt Project on display at Norwalk Public Library
By Kaitlyn Krasselt, The Hour, Norwalk, CT
At first glance, the patchwork quilt looks like any other, with its carefully sewn squares and bright colors.
Upon closer inspection, the squares are adorned with names — one for the person who sewed them and another remembering a civilian killed by U.S. drone strikes in the Middle East. Read more here.
The very first exhibit of the Drones Quilt project was at the Veterans Peace Convention in Madison, Wisconsin and at every VFP convention since then. The exhibit will be available for view at this year’s convention, opening tomorrow in Berkeley, California. See the VFP website for more information.
By MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN, ABC News
As a witness to the removal of fallen U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Army Chaplain Christopher John Antal can’t recall a time when that solemn ceremony wasn’t conducted without the presence of drones passing along the horizon.
They were sleek and quiet, making a gentle humming noise as they flew over the flight lines — where aircraft can be parked and serviced — of the Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan, where he was stationed in 2012. Not everyone had access to the flight lines, according to Antal, but he was responsible for participating in dignified transfer ceremonies, also known as ramp ceremonies, which were set there to greet the caskets of fallen service personnel as they were returned to base, en route to the U.S. On these occasions, he would watch the drones drift in and out, loaded with Hellfire missiles. Continue reading
The Drones Quilt Project is in the middle of a two month tour of the Bay Area and so far has been shown in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Cupertino, and are currently at the Markaz Resource Center at Stanford University.