Quilt Exhibition opening

With Water – Colleen Ansbaugh

by Dick Wilbur on 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

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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The Global Fund is one of our most important partners in Geneva. Combating AIDS, TB and Malaria is a central tenet of U.S. foreign policy; the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative has made these diseases a priority, focusing on maternal and child health as a key part of an integrated strategy to break the destructive nature of these diseases in society.

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