Who We Are

Solar Sister Opening, Geneva, March 2013 Photo by Eric Bridiers

Our Mission

Quilt for Change strives to raise awareness on global issues that affect women and empower quilt artists to become agents for social change.  Working with various partner organizations, we create themed art quilt exhibitions which are displayed at high visibility venues in Europe and North America such as the United Nations, major quilt festivals in the United States, museums and universities. Our exhibits are a forum for fiber artists from the U.S., Canada, Europe and around the world to share their talent, creativity and inspiration, and serve as a call to action by shining a spotlight on major issues affecting women around the world.

Our Philosophy

We seek to create a forum where images, whether they be representational or abstract, put a human face on the problems faced by women today. Women as positive and strong agents for change, sharp social commentary, and culturally knowledgeable and aware images can tell the story of the human condition in ways that move the viewer to take steps to be more involved in changing the world around us. Fiber is an international media that has connections, particularly to women, in so many societies around the world. We hope to tap into the tradition of women expressing their views in thread. For those who wish to use their quilting and art talents more directly, we maintain a list of projects to which you can contribute.

Artists from Mali with their embroidery blocks
Artists from Mali with their embroidery blocks

Sister Artists Quilts Complete – Readying for Exhibiting and Online Auction

Quilt for Change and The Advocacy Project (AP) have been working in partnership with survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in Mali and quilters in the United States. The art quilts created will be exhibited and auctioned off online. For all the details, visit the Sister Artists page.

Exhibit: The collection of art quilts will be exhibited at the New England Quilt Museum April 1 – 4. For the Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch series, several of the artists will speak about their creative process in answering an art quilt challenge on April 2 at 12:30.

Exhibitions 

To view quilts from past exhibitions, click on the links below.

Water is Life

Official Invitation to the March 22 Opening at United Nations Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Solar Sister: Light, Hope and Opportunity

Clean Energy for the Future by South Rutland Elementary School
Clean Energy for the Future by South Rutland Elementary School

Women, Peace and Security

United Nations Human Rights Council Hall Opening March 2019
United Nations Human Rights Council Hall Opening March 2019 Photo by Eric Bridiers

Making a Healthier World for our Children 

Poster for the Global Fund Exhibit

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