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Malala Yousafzai to speak in Providence

by Allison Wilbur on February 11, 2016

Girl in Hijab Jodi Scaltreto 17.5″ X 19.5″ I am so excited to hear that Malala Yousafzai will be coming to Providence to speak this summer. Tickets are not on sale yet, but I certainly hope to be there to hear her. She is an amazingly inspirational speaker. This announcement reminded me of a quilt […]

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Lutheran World Relief 2013 Quilt Campaign

by Allison Wilbur on April 23, 2014

Imagine 486,000 quilts donated to be distributed around the world.  What an impressive campaign Lutheran World Relief  ran in 2013 (so close to their goal of 500,000)!  The quilts are starting to be being distributed in 16 countries around the world to those in need due to war, disaster and poverty.  What a fabulous way to […]

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Mancuso Quilt Festivals will be displaying the “Solar Sister: Empowering Women through Clean Energy” Challenge Exhibit at all seven of their venues starting this week with the Quilt Fest of New Jersey at the Garden State Exhibit Center March 6 – 9. We  hope you will get to one of the venues to see the […]

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“Where is the Balance?” by Diana Ferguson

by Allison Wilbur on February 3, 2014

We are starting a series of blog entries with quilts sent to us by artists who are conveying a socially conscious message through their quilts. If you have a quilt you would like to share, please email us at quiltforchange.org. And thank you to all the artists who are sharing their work!!   This quilt […]

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Quilt Highlighting Gun Violence at New England Quilt Museum

by Allison Wilbur on December 12, 2013

  The anniversary of the Newtown school shootings is on all our minds, as is the pain that all families of victims of gun violence feel at what should be a joyous time of year.  This powerful piece titled “Bang You’re Dead” by Jacquie Gering of Chicago is part of the Roots of Modern Quilting […]

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Quilts Beyond Borders

by Allison Wilbur on November 23, 2013

Quilts Beyond Borders  is working to gather 300 quilts to send to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan to  give to Syrian children. I know that international aid is a complex issue, but considering how long the conflict has been raging in Syria, and the plight of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian children who […]

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Trials and Tribulations

by Allison Wilbur on October 5, 2013

I have heard a lot of talk lately about how important it is to fail; that all successful innovators have to be willing to fail. But on the failure days, it feels a bit discouraging. As we have progressed with our exhibits for Quilt for Change, we have met with many challenges, and even some […]

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Solar Sister Exhibition: Showcase of Quilts

by Allison Wilbur on June 4, 2013

Those of you following us on facebook and Twitter know by now that the date has been set for the opening of our newest challenge exhibit, Solar Sister: Empowering Women through Clean Energy.”  “Solar Sister” will go on display at the United Nation’s European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the Palais des Nations, starting Thursday, June […]

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Women, Peace and Security Exhibit in Denver

by Allison Wilbur on May 18, 2013

Lea McComas reports that the Women, Peace and Security Exhibit at the Mancuso Quilt Festival in Denver, Colorado was well received. She spent time talking with viewers who were moved by the quilts. Many asked about our next challenge – check here for more info soon!

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