The Advocacy Project

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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Ellen Fisher

by Morgan Wilbur on August 30, 2019

Quilt Artist Ellen Fisher talks about her creative process in making her Sister Artists quilt.

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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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Ellena Georato

by Morgan Wilbur on August 28, 2019

 Ellena is new to Art Quilting and finds the improvisational aspects appeal to her the most.  The process of taking a germ of an idea and turning it into a completed, one of a kind, art piece is exciting. Partnering with a young woman from Mali to produce a single unified piece was challenging but […]

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Veronica Mays

by Allison Wilbur on August 27, 2019

I love cooking so I entitled this piece, “It’s Meal Time!”  I love the embroidery the artist chose for her piece and I decided to add borders that bring out the colors within the  panel while adding some African and Asian fabric flavors from my stash.  It is my hope that this project will bless […]

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Eleanor Levie

by Allison Wilbur on August 27, 2019

It’s my favorite thing: art quilts as advocacy. So I was quick to answer the call from Quilt for Change and The Advocacy Project. Under the initiative, known as Sister Artists, survivors of gender-based violence created embroidered blocks depicting scenes of their life in Mali. Quilters — mostly American — were invited to choose a […]

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