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Most recent news -  April 19, 1998

The Internet Memorial Quilt for Oklahoma City is on display now through
October 4, 1998 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi
Valley, California. 

It is one of 30 quilts on display as part of the library's tribute to the
art form and its evolution.

For more information, call the Reagan library at 1-800-410-8354.



August 26, 1997


From: Kathy Dyer <kdyer@shell.wco.com>
Newsgroups: rec.crafts.textiles.needlework,rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Subject: IMQ news (Internet Memorial Quilt)
Date: 25 Aug 1997 19:09:50 GMT
Organization: WCO

This message is crossposted to r.c.t.needlework and r.c.t.quilting.

I have a big batch of good news about the Internet Memorial Quilt for
Oklahoma City.  The phone rang as I was heading out to work this morning,
and I'm very glad I was there to answer it.  The call was from Jane
Thomas, who is the person dealing with all the things donated to
OKC.

There's so much information.  Where to start?  O.K....

Contents
    I. What is the IMQ (Internet Memorial Quilt for Oklahoma City)?
   II. Temporary display of IMQ this November/December!!!
  III. Permanent display plans.
   IV. Even more information needed for archives.
    V. Comments


I. What is the IMQ (Internet Memorial Quilt for Oklahoma City)?

For those of you newer to these two newsgroups, the IMQ was a joint project
of r.c.t.needlework and r.c.t.quilting.  It is a memorial quilt presented
to Oklahoma City 5 months after the bombing of the Federal Building.  It
is over 8 feet high and over 20 feet wide.  The project is estimated to
have involved over 500 people from 5 countries, and was finished in exactly
5 months.  Trip reports, press releases and links to other IMQ sites are
available from my WWW site at <http://www.wco.com/~kdyer/imq.html>.


II. Temporary display of IMQ this November/December!!!

The IMQ will be on temporary display for all of November and the first
15 days of December at 1 Leadership Square.  According to Jane Thomas,
this is a large office building right in the middle of downtown OKC.
It will be sharing display space with some other donated items.  The
glass covered display area is 62 feet wide, 25 feet high and about
2 feet deep.

The display will include any other information she has about the quilt.
She is going on a search for the book of block descriptions.  Apparently
the quilt, due to its size and potential fragility, was stored separately
from all other donations.  As Jane said, "It was taken to a safe location."
The book is likely in the "Mayor's Collection" with the other donations--all
boxed, and numbering in the (hundreds of) thousands.  I know some of you made
photocopies of the collected block descriptions.  You might want to email Jane
at <jthomas@ezin.net> and let her know if you can send copies (just in
case the book doesn't surface immediately).

A few months ago, I sent her copies of all the trip reports written by
people at the presentation, and of the daily info reports I made to the
newsgroups the last couple of months of the project.


III. Permanent display plans.

The IMQ should be on semi-permanent display in the memorial building
when it is ready, but that will be in about 2 years.  I say semi-permanent
because a permanent display area big enough to hold it is planned,
but in order to make sure the quilt lasts they plan on rotating it with
other displays.  So it will be in the display area part-time, but
on an ongoing basis.  It will be laying flat, rather than hung on
a wall.


IV. Even more information needed for archives.

Jane wants any *additional* information people may be willing to send
to the archives.  Photos, videotapes of news broadcasts, written
comments, personal experiences.  Some may be used for the displays.
The rest is intended for future researchers and historians.

Note-there are *two* Internet quilts.  Ours is known as the
Internet Memorial Quilt.  Please label all contributions and correspondance
accordingly.

The address I sent the reports to (I need to verify with Jane that this
is still current) is:

  Archives (Internet Memorial Quilt)
  4240 No. Robinson           <--[Ed. note: address is wrong, see next post.]
  Oklahoma City, OK  73012

The person to talk to is Jane Thomas, her phone number is (405) 943-9940.
Her email address is <jthomas@ezin.net>.
The *other* quilt is normal sized, and has been on display in the capitol
building for a year.  The sheer size of the IMQ has made it difficult to
find a large enough, protected display space.


V. Comments

Jane emphasised that she wanted to express their appreciation for the
quilt.  From everything she said to me, I think she's doing her best to
make sure the quilt is around and on display for a long time to come.  She
said, "Someone will be looking at this in fifty years."

Kathy


From: Kathy Dyer <kdyer@shell.wco.com>
Newsgroups: rec.crafts.textiles.needlework,rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Subject: Re: IMQ news (Internet Memorial Quilt)
Date: 26 Aug 1997 14:43:07 GMT
Organization: WCO

In rec.crafts.textiles.needlework Kathy Dyer <kdyer@shell.wco.com> wrote:
> This message is crossposted to r.c.t.needlework and r.c.t.quilting.

 <snip>
> The address I sent the reports to (I need to verify with Jane that this
> is still current) is:

>   Archives (Internet Memorial Quilt)
>   4240 No. Robinson
>   Oklahoma City, OK  73012

> The person to talk to is Jane Thomas, her phone number is (405) 943-9940.
> Her email address is <jthomas@ezin.net>.

There is a correction to the address above.  It should be:

   420 N Robinson
   Oklahoma City, OK  73102

Jane said in her email that over the next months that address will become
primarily the construction office for the Memorial.  The administrative
offices will be moving next month to:

  One Leadership Square
  Suite 150
  211 N. Robinson
  Oklahoma City 73102

Either address will get mail to her.

She also said that in truth she is located in a Federal warehouse on the
other side of town, as those office spaces could not begin to house the
various collections.  There are about 800,000 pieces in the collections,
much of it documentation.  She has about 10,000 sq. feet of boxes to sort
through.

Kathy

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