Multiplying Losses: Crazy War Quilt, an anti-war wallhanging 27"x39"

by Quilts on the Wild Side

This quilt was inspired by a headline stating that 654,965 civilians were killed between 2003 and 2006 in the war in Iraq.

The 655 tiny patches signify the 655,000 non-military Iraqis--ordinary people-- killed in three years of the the Iraq war.

This was a somber sewing project that helped me to meditate on the real causes, and the real costs in human lives, of the wars that we witness only on our screens.

The aircraft are Hornet strike fighter planes flying over the patchwork fields of northern Iraq in “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, 2003. (Navy photo by Paul Farley). Coalition military deaths from 2003 to 2006 were 3,256.

Oil, war, and death seem brutally and almost inevitably intertwined in the Middle East. According to Wikipedia, the Iraqi government stated that new exploration showed Iraq has the world’s largest proven oil reserves. Officially confirmed reserves rank third largest in the world.

50% from the sale of this quilt will be donated to Doctors Without Borders and Amnesty International.

This quilt is one of three "Multiplying Losses" artworks.

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