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Pale Blue Dot

Celebrating Earth Day

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.”

These are the humbling words of astronomer Carl Sagan as he reflects upon a photograph of Earth taken from billions of miles away. It appears no larger than a pixel, so tiny it’s nothing more than a fuzzy pale blue dot. In the full excerpt from his book titled Pale Blue Dot, we are urged to join him, to take a step back, to widen our view. He asks us to see the bigger picture, to take responsibility in dealing more kindly with one another and to not only preserve but cherish our lovely blue planet – the only home we’ve ever known.

With our second limited edition release, we recognize Earth Day. In partnership with the Save the Boundary Waters campaign, 20% of the profits from our Earth Day quilts will go toward their mission to provide permanent protection for the Boundary Waters Wilderness area.

We want to believe in a future that’s better than the past with a collective responsibility to improve upon the present. Acknowledging that we are part of a vast ecosystem that is connected to a much larger whole and recognizing that the choice of preservation is, after all, entirely ours to make and entirely ours to break.

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Earth Day Little Quilt

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Earth Day Throw Quilt

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Save the Boundary Waters

The Campaign, led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, was organized by local residents in and around Ely, Minnesota, who are dedicated to creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watershed from toxic pollution caused by mining copper, nickel and other metals from sulfide-bearing ore. To learn more about Save the Boundary Waters visit savetheboundarywaters.org.

Image courtesy of Melanie Radzicki McManus – Special to the Star Tribune

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About Louise Gray

Carefully assembled in Minneapolis, our quilts are handcrafted by local artisans. We strive to make pieces that withstand the passing of time in both design and ethos. As industry in the U.S.A. continues to evolve and many skilled laborers are being displaced, Louise Gray aspires to offset this trend by manufacturing domestically. Unique, versatile, and honest, we see our pieces as a choice and an investment, objects that contemplate the future and inspire and refine the way we live.