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Show Your Plastic. Make a Quilt.

Posted By Beth Terry On November 12, 2010 @ 2:52 pm In Events,Expired,Plastic Art,Videos | 14 Comments

Create Plenty logoIf you’ve been waiting to join the Show Your Plastic Trash Challenge [1], this coming week is your chance to not only collect and analyze your personal plastic waste, but also to be a part of a gorgeous traveling exhibit — the International Plastic Quilt Project [2] — which is encouraging people to live plastic-free and to make art from the plastic waste that they do end up with.

I met up with Oakland resident Amy Chovnick last month to be a part of the following video, explaining the idea behind the project and how you can get involved. It’s simple!

Video Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDcfqKuOv6k [3]

The quilt will be displayed on December 2 in Portland, OR, so Cheryl from Create Plenty requests that squares be delivered or mailed by November 22. What have you got to lose? Join the challenge this weekend! Complete instructions [4] are on the Create Plenty web site.

I got a chance to see part of the quilt a few weeks ago at the Mini Maker Faire in Oakland. What I loved about it was the variety of designs, from simple to complex. See for yourself. (Click images to see larger.)

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And here are some fake plastic fish…

plastic quilt project [15]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Show Your Plastic Trash Challenge: http://myplasticfreelife.com/showyourplastic/

[2] International Plastic Quilt Project: http://www.createplenty.org/internatl-plastic-quilt/

[3] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDcfqKuOv6k: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDcfqKuOv6k

[4] Complete instructions: http://www.createplenty.org/internatl-plastic-quilt/sign-up/

[5] Image: http://myplasticfreelife.com/images/Full_Size_Images/plastic-quilt-project-005-med.jpg

[6] Image: http://myplasticfreelife.com/images/Full_Size_Images/plastic-quilt-project-006-med.jpg

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[9] Image: http://myplasticfreelife.com/images/Full_Size_Images/plastic-quilt-project-002-med.jpg

[10] Image: http://myplasticfreelife.com/images/Full_Size_Images/plastic-quilt-project-004-med.jpg

[11] Image: http://myplasticfreelife.com/images/Full_Size_Images/plastic-quilt-project-007-med.jpg

[12] Image: http://myplasticfreelife.com/images/Full_Size_Images/plastic-quilt-project-008-med.jpg

[13] Image: http://myplasticfreelife.com/images/Full_Size_Images/plastic-quilt-project-010-med.jpg

[14] Image: http://myplasticfreelife.com/images/Full_Size_Images/plastic-quilt-project-011-med.jpg

[15] Image: http://myplasticfreelife.com/images/Full_Size_Images/plastic-quilt-project-001-med.jpg

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