Wrapped in Love 2020-2021

Annual Public Art Display
October 2, 2020-March 10, 2021

Click below for a list of 2020-2021 trees and sponsors,

and our new interactive map! 

 

 

To carry on a tradition loved by Toby Strout,
Middle Way House’s late executive director, we continue to honor survivors with our Wrapped in Love project.

Just as Middle Way House wraps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in warmth and support, teams and individual fabric artists lovingly create tree sweaters for dozens of downtown Bloomington trees. Each beautiful tree sweater is sponsored by a business, person, or organization committed to helping us provide meaningful alternatives to living with violence. Sweaters help publicize our 24/7 Help & Crisis Line:  812.336.0846.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you help create a tree sweater for the 2020-2021 display? All knitters, crocheters, and other fabric artists are invited to join us. Please contact Erin at 812.320.8607 or events@middlewayhouse.org.

Will you sponsor a tree sweater this year? Signage on a tree sweater publicizes your support for Middle Way House over five months of the year. And your investment funds support groups, childcare, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and more services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Click HERE for more information and contact Erin at 812.320.8607 or events@middlewayhouse.org.

Thank you to our Investors!

 

SOARING SPONSOR

Ivy Tech

 

WHITE OAK SPONSORS

Anna Strout Family in Memory of Toby Strout 

Mary Ann and Bruce Gingles in Honor of Katherine Devich

 

YELLOWWOOD SPONSORS

39 Degrees North

Anna Strout in Memory of Martha Voyles

Anonymous

Bloomington Community Orchard

B-Town Knitters

Carl Ziegler in Memory of Helen D’Amico

Carl Ziegler in Memory of Emilie Murray

CFC Properties

DeAngelo’s

German American Bank

MWH Board of Directors

Vibrant Life/Dr. Clark Brittain

 

PINK SPIRES SPONSORS

Bob Arnove

Congregation Beth Shalom

Mary Anne Devich

Christopher DeYoung

Family Dental Centre, the office of Dr. Mark Sills and Dr. Grant Hardisty

Haralovich Properties

ISU The May Agency

Garry Johnson

Life Church

Love More

 Pictura Gallery & FAR Center for Contemporary Arts

 

REDBUD SPONSORS

Applegate Consulting Group

In Memory of Baby Braylon

Baked! of Bloomington

Bloomington High School North Alumni

Bloomington Stitchery

Tara and Bob Babcock

Patrick Brantlinger

Child Adult Resource Services

Crazy Horse

Eco Logic

FASTSIGNS

 Harmony Gardens

Hometown Insurance Group 

Jenny Gildea Photography

Lahn Law, LLC

Lennie’s

MPI Solar

Needmore Coffee Roasters

Posh Boutique

Samira Restaurant

Shine Insurance

Smile Promotions

Susie Sullivan

WFHB

White Rabbit Print & Designs

      

       

 

Click HERE to view our album of 2020-2021 tree sweaters, including 10 new sweaters!

Click HERE to view our full gallery of gorgeous 2019-2020 tree sweaters!

Click HERE to learn more about the special, first-generation tree sweater and Mary Ann Gingles’ leadership in bringing Wrapped in Love to life.

Click HERE to listen to a WFHB podcast interview about Wrapped in Love with Erin Hollinden, MWH Events Coordinator.

Click HERE to watch Katherine Devich, Wrapped in Love Volunteer Chair, winning the Be More Creative Bloomington Award. 

 

 

Yarn-Cutting Celebration

On October 4, 2019, Middle Way House staff and supporters (including local fabric artists, tree sponsors, and special guests), gathered on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to celebrate the opening of Wrapped in Love.

Left: Executive Director, Debra Morrow, speaks at the 2018 event, as Middle Way House board member and Wrapped in Love organizer Christopher DeYoung applauds.
Right:  Fabric artists Kathy Glibert, Susie McLaughlin, Suzann Owen, and Katherine Devich hold yarn in preparation for the 2018 yarn-cutting.

Left:  Mayor John Hamilton issues a Mayoral Proclamation in honor of Wrapped in Love.
Right:  Executive Director, Debra Morrow, cuts yarn with sponsor Chris Walls and fabric artists Peggy Brown and Marianna Brough in background.

Video of Yarn-Cutting Celebration: 

Please enjoy and share this video of the 2018 Wrapped in Love Yarn-Cutting Ceremony, filmed by long-time Middle Way House volunteer Duane Busick.