American Quilter, the magazine of the American Quilter’s Society, featured an article in their May 2012 issue called “Hearts for Christchurch.” The article shares what Evie Harris, of Napier, New Zealand, did in response to the devastating earthquake of February 2011 that killed 182 people and is the costliest natural disaster for New Zealand to date.
Evie created a blog and posted simple instructions asking readers to send hearts, “. . . a small measure of something nice to give in this terrible time.” Thousands of hearts arrived from around the world. When the Canterbury Museum reopened its doors in September 2011, more than four thousand hearts were featured in the exhibit Hearts for Christchurch.
Evie continues to receive hearts on a daily basis. To learn more about the project and the exhibit, visit Evie’s blog here.