Advocacy Quilting

Fish for Dinner – Nancy Turbitt

by Dick Wilbur on 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

by Dick Wilbur on 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

by Dick Wilbur on 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

by Dick Wilbur on 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: 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

by Dick Wilbur on 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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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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