Advocacy Quilts 

Quilts can tell a powerful story and we encourage partners to help their stakeholders to describe their experience through embroidery which we then assemble into quilts for display. Over 500 women and children in 15 countries have expressed themselves through embroidered squares and all are profiled in these pages. Here in the United States, over fifty expert quilters have given generously of their time to assemble the squares into quilts which have been shown at events and attracted tens of thousands of visitors. Visit Vision and History of our quilts for more information about advocacy quilting and how it all began. Click on an image below to bring up profiles of each quilt and the artists who produced the embroidery. Meet the American quilters who assembled the quilts. Read about our quilt exhibitions.

Contact us to work on a quilt or organize an exhibition!

 

Women

SOS Femmes En Danger (SOSFED) - DR Congo

Ahadi Quilts

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Alafia Quilts

The Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE) - Kenya

Henna Pride Quilts

The Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE) - Kenya

Maasai Girls Quilts

Women's Reproductive Rights Program (WRRP) - Nepal

Mahilako Swastha Quilts

Middle Eastern Refugee Quilts

Ain Leuh Weaver’s Cooperative - Morocco

Moroccan Amazigh Quilts

Bosnian Family (BOSFAM) - Bosnia

Srebrenica Memorial Quilts

 

Children

Backward Society Education (BASE) - Nepal

Love Blankets

 

Disability

Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) - Uganda

Gulu Disability Quilt

Association for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (AEPD) -Vietnam

Vietnam Disability Quilt

 

Conflict

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Nunca Mas Quilt

 

Minorities & Indigenous

Roma Community - Czech Republic

Czech Roma Quilt

Roma Women's Group - France

Dosta! Quilt

Network of Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian Women’s Organizations of Kosovo (PROGRAEK) - Kosovo

Gracanica Roma Quilt

Inicitiva 6 - Kosovo

Prizen Roma Quilt

Roma Women's Group - Lithuania

Romano Trajo Quilt

 

Environment

Chintan Environmental Action and Research Group (CHINTAN) - India

Chintan Waste-pickers’ Quilt

Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) - Belize

Preserving the Rainforest Quilts

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River Gypsy Quilt

 

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