I came across an interesting project from the International Fiber Collaborative for 2009 called Interdependence. To quote the web site:
" Participants will create a full-sized tree for display in April 2009 at Big Springs International Park in Huntsville, Alabama. Much like a live tree is interdependent on its leaves and roots for survival, societies are interdependent on the greater whole, family units, communities, and countries.
Participants from around the world are invited to create leaves to contribute to the creation of the tree. In total, up to 30,000 leaves may be used."
This sounds like a very interesting project. Criteria for the leaves are located here:
I've got some ideas for creating some fabric leaves and I think I just might create 1 or 2 for the project. The deadline for submission of your leaf is March 15, 2009 so there is plenty of time after the holidays are done.