New England Quilt Museum Exhibit

New England Quilt Museum, February – April 2017

by Allison Wilbur on May 25, 2017

We are not very reliable bloggers, please forgive us! During the period the Water is Life exhibit was on display at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, we focused on future programming and getting as many visitors as possible to the museum to view the quilts. The exhibit was on display February 15 – April […]

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Water Line – Phyllis Stephens

by Dick Wilbur on May 18, 2016

Water Line Phyllis Stephens – Fayetteville, Georgia   Artist’s Statement: I am a dreamer; I dream of the day where every human being has access to clean water. I depict children waiting in line for unclean water when what is needed is a water line that pumps in clean water. As I think about the […]

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Seeking Water – Jeanne McAfoos

by Allison Wilbur on May 16, 2016

  Seeking Water Jeanne McAfoos – Rome, Italy   Artist’s Statement: In using the traditional pattern called Storm at Sea, I selected various colors to represent the search and hardships of finding clean water by the women and children of the world. The color burgundy represents the dangers involved in finding drinkable water. The orange […]

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7 Months Ago – Allyson Allen

by Dick Wilbur on May 13, 2016

7 Months Ago Allyson Allen – Sun City, California   Artist’s Statement: Everyday this young girl makes the perilous trek from her village to the river to collect the water her family desperately needs for drinking and cooking. One fateful day, her routine turn dangerous. Two strangers raped her. She still had to continue on […]

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Eleanor Levie – Let it Flow

by Dick Wilbur on April 11, 2016

Let It Flow  Eleanor Levie – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Today we highlight quilter Eleanore Levie of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who blogged about her experience in creating her quilt “Let it Flow.”  Below please enjoy excerpts and photos from her blog, EleanorLevie.com/quilting-blog:   Artist’s Statement Water is a deeply complex issue, swirling with interwoven challenges of safety, security, social […]

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Pure Water – Joan Blade Johnson

by Dick Wilbur on April 9, 2016

Pure Water Joan Blade Johnson – Hampton, Connecticut I chose to do an image of pure, clean, sparkling water, mindful of the Slovakian proverb: “Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.” It continuously inspires me to think about how universal access to pure water may be an antidote to many of the world’s […]

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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

by Allison Wilbur on 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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