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  Title of Quilt: Six Per Cent (dimensions: 19″ width x 25″ length)   Artist’s Statement: The African continent is a patchwork – of cultures, of languages, of ecosystems – and bringing clean water to this continent may be a challenge. But the consequences of success will be powerful, especially in terms of changing the […]

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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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Yearning for Water – Lynn L. Miller

by Dick Wilbur on April 6, 2016

Artist’s Statement:  Each thread, fabric, and every quilted stitch are words that I cannot express any other way.  I use this language to bring us closer together and make us more aware of one another in the fabric of our commonality, a sisterhood of mothers and daughters. Not so much art for art’s sake, but […]

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  Artist’s Statement Inspired by visions, experiences, books, news reports and debates on TV, as well as by a concern for contemporary problems regarding human conditions, this quilt interprets personal concerns, pain and fears. The title half-opens the door to a story easily read by the viewer. “In Africa and Asia, women and children walk […]

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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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