Sister Artists

Linda Kim

by Allison Wilbur on November 9, 2019

For My Sisters This was my sole project all summer long. Because my approach is improvisational, the process tends to be slow — especially so during summer with family plans and kids at home. I look forward to seeing all the completed quilts for the Sister Artists initiative. This is such a worthy cause, I […]

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Diane Clapes

by Allison Wilbur on November 8, 2019

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this program. Honoring the work of my “sister artist” was quite a challenge, but lots of fun. I spent some time researching the country of Mali and looking at photos of the landscape. I was inspired by the interesting rock formations found there. […]

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Salama Quilters from Kenya

by Allison Wilbur on November 6, 2019

The Salama Quilters Self Help Group of Nairobi, Kenya, (the Salama Mamas) have only been making quilts since 2017. Inspired by a presentation at the Kenya Quilt Guild about the African Siddi Quilters of India, they began to make quilts using the Indian technique of hand piecing with a running stitch. From the beginning, they […]

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Janice Jones – Bonus!

by Allison Wilbur on August 29, 2019

Janice Jones contacted us and said, “It pulls on my heart strings to think that one of the blocks did not get chosen. Surely we can’t have one of the girls blocks not chosen.” It turns out there were two unclaimed blocks, and Janice undertook to finish both of them. As you can see below, each […]

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Dawn Piasta – in Progress

by Allison Wilbur on July 23, 2019

We love seeing in progress photos of the quilts. Dawn Piasta from Manitoba, Canada chose block # 37, which has a fishing theme. Perfect for Dawn since her husband is a professional fishing guide! I can’t wait to see how the fish will merge with the embroidered block. Certainly, Dawn has a beautiful setting for […]

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Sister Artists Project Update

by Allison Wilbur on July 22, 2019

All 39 blocks have been assigned and artists are hard at work, creating art quilts from the beautiful blocks embroidered by the women at the Gender Based Violence center in Mali. Their artwork celebrates village life and their natural surroundings. To see the individual blocks, please visit The Advocacy Project’s website page. The more than […]

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