ADVOCACYNET 376 February 25, 2022

Kenyan Art Quilts To Be Displayed and Auctioned

Sister Artists 2 celebrates artistry and collaboration between women, North and South


Rest by Day – Hunt by Night by Christine (Kenya) and Ellen (US)


On the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8), The Advocacy Project is pleased to announce the launch of Sister Artists 2, a collaboration between fiber artists in Africa and North America.

The project comprises 39 art quilts on the theme of Kenyan wildlife that were jointly made by 80 artists in Nairobi, Canada and the US. Their quilts will be displayed and auctioned in early March. Profits will be re-invested in the Kenyan artists.

We have lined up several events and hope you can join us!

In-person display at the GWU Museum & The Textile Museum, Washington DC:

Dates: Friday March 11 and Saturday March 12.

Times: 10:00 am EST to 5:00 pm EST.

Location: 701 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052.

Please bring a face-mask and proof of vaccination.

Digital exhibition: AP will host an online event on Sunday March 13 featuring Sister Artists and their quilts. We invite you to meet them and appreciate their work. Time: midday 12:00 pm to 1.30 pm EST. Register here.

Online auction: The quilts will be auctioned here between March 8 (12:00 am EST) and March 19 (11:59 pm EST). You can also use the QR code below to reach the auction.

Profiles of the quilts and quilters can be found online here and in a catalog that is available for purchase at $30. Please email us.

Visit us on social media, where we are featuring a quilt a day: Instagram – @advocacyproject; Facebook – The Advocacy Project; and Pinterest.

Email us with questions


To Access the Sister Artists 2 auction on your mobile device, open the camera, hold your device over the QR code on the left and click on the “betterworld” notification.


Ubuntu Crane, by Veena and Dawn




Veena Moige arrived in Nairobi from up-country hoping to study computer science, but dropped out because of cost. She does housekeeping to make ends meet and hopes to open her own store.



Dawn Piasta, from Manitoba, Canada is skilled in many facets of fiber art. Making Ubuntu Crane brought her comfort during the pandemic. Dawn used Adinkra symbols from Ghana in her design