Baby Bootie Progress Report

This Progress Report was updated

August 13, 2021.

How are we doing? We’ve added 1700 pairs of booties since our last update.  Here are the stats:

$1850 Collected so far towards the purchase of exhibition materials and signage (three banners have been purchased so far at $149 each up to four additional banners are planned), and shipping crates

$3500 In-kind donations (estimated), including graphic design, website design, photography and videography)

$5350 total in-kind + cash donations

The Mourning Project is now a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Mourning Project must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Make your checkes payable to Fractured Atlas and send them to Mary Vaneecke, 2000 S Hermosa Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85713.  To donate directly to The Mourning Project via Fractured Atlas using your credit card, click here.  

Panels Completed: 121/225 (If you want to become a panelist, email mary@maryvaneecke.com to request your pattern). Three hundred pairs are in reserve for smaller installations.  Here is how the image would look if we installed it today:

We are adding booties to the project every day.  Stay tuned for more updates!  Click here to see close ups of each panel. 

Updated August 2021: 12,100 installed (300 pairs are in reserve for smaller installations).
23000 Baby Booties
Halfway There!
12400 Baby Booties

If you would like to STITCH a panel of 100 pairs of booties, I will send you the embellished tops and soles for you to machine- or hand-stitch.

Get 100 pairs of booties, ready for stitching! Contact mary@maryvaneecke.com for more info.

For a list of all the wonderful PANELISTS, MAKERS, STITCHERS and CHEERLEADERS, click here. Please be patient as I update this. And thank you for your interest in this project.

We are scheduled to be at the Tucson Quilt Fiesta in person, for the first time in almost 2 years!  Join us on January 28 and 29 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Pick up a kit of 100 pairs of booties to sew and see our exhibition of The Mourning Project:  One Day.  Click here to see the exhibitions we have had to date.

Please stay safe, stay home if you can, get your vaccination, and make some booties!  CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP.

The Mourning Project is now a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.  Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Mourning Project must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Cash donations are not deductible. To make an online donation, click here.   

Here is our latest online exhibition, called One Day’s Disparity, which highlights the difference in black and white infant mortality rates in the US.  Did you know you are more likely to survive to your first birthday if you are born to a white American woman with a high school education than a black American woman with a college degree?

One Day’s Disparity is a visualization of rate of black infant mortality in the US, which is twice that of white babies.
detail, The Mourning Project: One Day’s Disparity

 

 

 

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