What We Do
Inspiring Social Change Through the Art of Quilting
Quilt for Change raises awareness on global issues that affect women and empowers North American quilters to become agents for social change. Working with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and partner organizations we create themed quilt challenge exhibitions which are displayed at the United Nations and tour major quilt festivals in the United States. The exhibitions are a forum for fiber artists not only from the U.S. and Canada but also around the world. Click here to learn more about us.
The Women, Peace and Security Quilt Challenge was created in 2011 in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The 20 art quilts from the U.S., Canada and Iran are a call for solidarity of the women of the world to defend and protect women in times of conflict and to empower women to be active agents in the peace process. Under the sponsorship of the UNFPA and the United States Mission to the UN in Geneva the exhibit opened at the United Nations in Geneva in March 2011 and the UN in New York March 2012. The exhibit debuted in the American quilt world at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in November 2012 and will travel with Mancuso Quilt Festivals in 2012. To learn more about this exhibit click here.
“Making a Healthier World for Our Children” was a quilt challenge in support of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria and in conjunction with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. The theme was the battle against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The exhibit opened at the U.N. in Geneva in 2009, and the 17 quilts toured with Mancuso Quilt Festivals at seven regional quilt shows across the U.S. in 2010. Most recently, the quilts were displayed at the Machine Quilters Expo East in Providence, RI in April 2012. To learn more about the exhibit click here.
If you or your guild are looking for a project to help make the world a better place, Quilt for Change keeps a list of national and international charity quilt projects. If you would like to suggest a project or organization for inclusion in our list, please email us at email@example.com.