What We Do
Quilt for Change raises awareness on global issues that affect women and empowers quilters to become agents for social change. Working with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and other partner organizations, we create themed quilt challenge exhibitions which are displayed at the United Nations and tour major quilt festivals in the United States. These exhibits, “Water is Life,” “Solar Sister: Empowering Women through Clean Energy“, “Women, Peace and Security” and “Making a Healthier World for Our Children” are a forum for fiber artists from the U.S., Canada and around the world.
Water is Life Exhibit
“Water is Life: Clean Water and Its Impact on the Lives of Women and Girls around the World” is on exhibit at the United Nations in Geneva March 21 – 31, 2016 to commemorate UN World Water Day. This challenge is in partnership with the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva and American Exchange Rome. The exhibit will then travel to Rome in October and open in the United States at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts from February to April 2017. More information on the artists and the exhibition schedule can be found here.
Clearing House of Socially Conscious Quilt Projects
If you or your guild are looking for a project to help make the world a better place, Quilt for Change keeps a list of national and international charity quilt projects. If you would like to suggest a project or organization for inclusion in our list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allison Wilbur will give a brown bag lunch lecture on Charity Quilting in the U.S. at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:30.
Quilt for Change Blog
Do you have a quilt with a cause? Have you used your creative talents to make a statement in hopes of making the world a better place? Are you involved in a project that you want the world to know about? Share it with Quilt for Change by emailing a photo of the quilt and a written statement to email@example.com and we may select it to be included on our blog. And be sure to subscribe to our blog feed to follow the conversation!