Saturday, October 8, 2011

Honoring Steve Jobs

iPhone Quilt in Charity Auction Honors Steve Jobs

updated 10/7/2011 10:46:53 PM ET

A quilt depicting an Apple iPhone hanging in the atrium of the BP Building in Midtown was made by a group of women who wanted to contribute something unique to an auction for United Way.

About $300 worth of materials went into creating the completely handmade auction item. United Way officials say the recent death of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs makes the quilt a piece of history that's also a sign of the times.
"It's something that someone can use and share with their kids," said United Way's Katria Strauch. "It's very, very current and common that you'll see, for example, college kids have iPads or iPods or all of the above."

The quilt has been on auction since Sept. 19, and will remain available until Oct. 13. If you would like to bid on the quilt, contact Strauch via email at

To reach Katria, click here.  Katria sent me a photo of the quilt today with this note:

A unique, almost queen size (76" x 96") quilt, framed by BP green. It is a replica of a smart phone with interpretations of 21 different apps designed and appliqu├ęd by several BP employees, contractors and spouses. The overall quilting pattern chosen is called "Pipelines."

Has anyone heard of any other quilts being made to honor Steve Jobs? If so, please leave a comment with the story or a link to the story. Thanks!

My favorite Steve Jobs quote:

"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

Listen and watch Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement speech here. I highly recommend it. I have had a Mac since 1984. My kids persuaded me to try a PC in 1999. I survived that experience for 3 years and then went back to Macs. I LOVE my iMac.  Now I want something I can upload my entire research file onto. And I want to be able to type on it and add data to it while traveling. (Is it apparent that I do not have a laptop?) I also don't want it to weigh much. Suggestions?

Guess I had better get on a ferry and go visit an Apple Store in Seattle.

Do what you love.  Like Steve said, life is so short!


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