With Water – Colleen Ansbaugh

April 2, 2016

Today we feature With Water, a lovely piece by fiber artist Colleen Ansbaugh of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Artist’s Statement: The cloth speaks to me. It tells me how it wants to be stitched, marked or embellished. I hand dye the fabric to reflect the colors in nature.  Often times my work is a mix of new […]

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Fish for Dinner – Nancy Turbitt

March 31, 2016

Today we feature Smithfield, Rhode Island quilter and teacher Nancy Turbitt, who contributed this guest blog on her Water is Life quilt, “Fish for Dinner.” “Last fall I was asked by Allison Wilbur to be a juror for a Quilt for Change call for entry, Water is Life. I happily agreed and along with the […]

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Gyre #8 – Deborah Weir

March 29, 2016

Today we feature quilt artist and guest blogger Deborah Weir of Rolling Hill Estates, California   GYRE #8 I am a mixed media artist who works largely with textiles.  I often make contemporary quilts which I primarily hand stitch.  This is an homage to traditional “women’s work.”  However, I use modern materials – upcycled household […]

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Bounty of the Seas – Allison Wilbur

March 25, 2016

Today’s “Water is Life” quilt was submitted by Allison Wilbur of Barrington, RI. Allison is Co Founder of Quilt for Change, along with her husband Dick Wilbur.  If you would like to read about the creation of  Bounty of the Seas, please visit her blog post on AllisonWilburQuilts.com   Artist’s Statement: Coral reefs cover less than […]

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Water Lady – by Jennifer Day

March 22, 2016

We are delighted to start our presentation of the Water is Life quilts with a guest blog by longtime Quilt for Change artist Jennifer Day of Santa Fe, New Mexico.   Water Poverty by Jennifer Day Photography by Rick Scabelli Jr                   The Water Lady lives in Northern New Mexico, […]

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“Water is Life” Quilt Exhibit Opens Tomorrow in Geneva

March 21, 2016
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“Water is Life: Clean Water and Its Impact on the Lives of Women and Girls around the World,” the latest Quilt for Change challenge exhibit, opens tomorrow at the Palais des Nations, the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.  Sponsored by the U.S. diplomatic mission to the United Nations and co-organized with Rome-based American […]

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“Water is Life” to Open March 22 in Geneva

March 18, 2016

We are delighted to share photos of the forty-one quilts that make up the traveling “Water is Life Exhibit.” Every other day (or so!), we will post another photo from this powerful exhibit along with the artist’s statement.  Look for the first photo and statement on March 22, World Water Day. “Water is Life: Clean […]

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Quilt for Change Banner

March 1, 2016

Quilt for Change Banner   A great big thank you to Kelly Neeley for quilting a fabulous Quilt for Change banner to accompany our exhibitions. It has also inspired us to change our logo to include our whole name just like she did because it looks so fantastic. So many friends have been supportive of […]

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Malala Yousafzai to speak in Providence

February 11, 2016

Girl in Hijab Jodi Scaltreto 17.5″ X 19.5″ I am so excited to hear that Malala Yousafzai will be coming to Providence to speak this summer. Tickets are not on sale yet, but I certainly hope to be there to hear her. She is an amazingly inspirational speaker. This announcement reminded me of a quilt […]

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Women, Peace and Security Quilts at Gender Conference

November 17, 2015

Dick and I are both graduates of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (in fact that is where we met!). We recently learned that the Fletcher School will be holding a conference on gender December 4 -5, and so we contacted the organizers and offered the Women, Peace and Security Quilt Exhibit for display. The […]

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Advocacy Quilting Comes to the New England Quilt Museum

April 1, 2015

When it rains, it pours and, in New England, when it snows, well, it dumps on you.  We’ve had quite our fill of snow this winter here in Rhode Island, and have waited patiently (sometimes not so) for Spring to arrive.  What’s helped us through the winter has been settling into a new house, (finally) […]

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Advocacy Quilts Needed for Lowell Exhibit

February 11, 2015

As you know, advocacy quilting is the heart and soul of what Quilt for Change is about.  Over the last few years we have not only curated our own advocacy exhibits but worked with other organizations to unleash the power of quilting in support of women’s empowerment.  One such organization is The Advocacy Project (http://www.advocacynet.org). […]

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Lutheran World Relief 2013 Quilt Campaign

April 23, 2014

Imagine 486,000 quilts donated to be distributed around the world.  What an impressive campaign Lutheran World Relief  ran in 2013 (so close to their goal of 500,000)!  The quilts are starting to be being distributed in 16 countries around the world to those in need due to war, disaster and poverty.  What a fabulous way to […]

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Solar Sister Exhibit to travel with Mancuso Quilt Festivals

March 4, 2014

Mancuso Quilt Festivals will be displaying the “Solar Sister: Empowering Women through Clean Energy” Challenge Exhibit at all seven of their venues starting this week with the Quilt Fest of New Jersey at the Garden State Exhibit Center March 6 – 9. We  hope you will get to one of the venues to see the […]

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“Where is the Balance?” by Diana Ferguson

February 3, 2014

We are starting a series of blog entries with quilts sent to us by artists who are conveying a socially conscious message through their quilts. If you have a quilt you would like to share, please email us at quiltforchange.org. And thank you to all the artists who are sharing their work!!   This quilt […]

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Quilt Highlighting Gun Violence at New England Quilt Museum

December 12, 2013

  The anniversary of the Newtown school shootings is on all our minds, as is the pain that all families of victims of gun violence feel at what should be a joyous time of year.  This powerful piece titled “Bang You’re Dead” by Jacquie Gering of Chicago is part of the Roots of Modern Quilting […]

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Quilts Beyond Borders

November 23, 2013

Quilts Beyond Borders  is working to gather 300 quilts to send to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan to  give to Syrian children. I know that international aid is a complex issue, but considering how long the conflict has been raging in Syria, and the plight of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian children who […]

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Trials and Tribulations

October 5, 2013

I have heard a lot of talk lately about how important it is to fail; that all successful innovators have to be willing to fail. But on the failure days, it feels a bit discouraging. As we have progressed with our exhibits for Quilt for Change, we have met with many challenges, and even some […]

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Let There Be Light – Jennifer Day, Santa Fe, New Mexico

July 22, 2013

  Let There Be Light Jennifer Day Santa Fe, New Mexico   “Let There Be Light” is a quilt based on a photograph taken by Solar Sister. This organization graciously agreed to allow me to use this image in my quilt. I love the look of joy on the woman’s face as she holds a […]

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Power Is Knowledge, by Lea McComas of Superior, Colorado

July 21, 2013

  Power is Knowledge Lea McComas Superior, Colorado   For want of a light the lesson was lost. For want of a lesson the student was lost. For want of a student the teacher was lost For want of a teacher the school was lost For want of a school the village was lost. For […]

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