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Challenge Exhibits

One World Hand in Hand by Paulette Peters

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.

New Challenge: Water is Life

We are excited to announce our latest quilt challenge titled “Water is Life: Clean Water and Its Impact on the Lives of Women and Girls around the World”  is scheduled to debut at the United Nations in Geneva in March 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 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.

Advocacy Quilting at the New England Quilt Museum

Quilt for Change was part of an exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA titled “Advocacy Quilting: Inspiring Social Change.” The spring 2015 exhibit featured quilts from all three of our challenges to date as well as quilts from one of our partner organizations, The Advocacy Project.  Allison Wilbur gave a brown bag lunch lecture on Charity Quilting in the U.S. on Thursday April 2, 2015 at the museum in Lowell.

Clearing House of Socially Conscious Quilt Projects

Roma Travajo Quilt
The Advocacy Project

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 quiltforchange@me.com.

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

The Giving Circle
Lorraine Landroche

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 quiltforchange@me.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!

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