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.

Mali women with their embroidered blocks
Artists from Mali with their embroidery blocks

The more than 40 artists turning the blocks into art quilts come from 17 states, two Canadian provinces and the UK. We even have a group of women in Kenya, the Salama Mamas, who have already finished their quilt! Here is a list of the artists:

Colleen Ansbaugh, Hope Barton, Sue Bates, Susan Charles, Diane Clapes, Tricia Deck, Barbara Eisenstein, Deborah Elouahabi, Ellen Fisher, Elena Georato, Elizabeth Greene, Nancy Hershberger, Jackie Heupel, Janice Jones, Linda Kim, Cathey LaBonte, Eleanor Levie, Glenda Mah, Veronica Mays, Karen McCann, Judy Miller, Suzanne Munroe, Rhonda O’Keefe, Wendy Overly, Kathleen Paduano, Dawn Piasta, Karen Pulaski, Patricia Rennau, Pam Shanley, Sandy Snowden, Naim Stewart, Dorothy Stockwell and her colleagues from the Salama Mamas, Ali Tucker Lichtenstein, Betty Warner, Deborah Weir, Allison Wilbur, Sue Willows-Raznikov and Julie Zaccone Stiller.

Salama Mamas in Kenya

We are working on a fall exhibit and online auction of the art quilts. All proceeds will go to support the artists in Mali and Sini Sanuman (“Healthy Tomorrow’), a leading Malian advocacy program for women’s rights. Tune into this blog for posts of the artists’ work in progress and finished pieces.

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