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 – Online Auction Opens June 16!

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.

The Advocacy Project and Quilt for Change are pleased to announce that the Sister Artists art quilts will be auctioned on Monday starting at 6.00 am. The auction will end on Sunday June 28 at 11.59 pm.

The 40 quilts include an embroidered block that was made by a survivor of gender-based violence in Mali during training from Sini Sanuman, an AP partner.

All proceeds from the auction will be invested in a bag-making and embroidery project for the artists in Mali.

Each quilt has been valued at $300. Bidding will start at $100. Quilts can also be purchased for $750 without going through the bidding process (Buy Now Price).

Click here to view the auction and register as a bidder. Click “View all Items” and scroll down for information about placing a bid.

AP is offering a 90-page companion catalogue, Sister Artists, which carries a full photo of each quilt and a profile of the quilter. The catalogue is available from AP at $27.50 including postage.

For general information, to purchase a catalogue, or to take delivery of a quilt, visit the Sister Artists page on our website.

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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