Display and Discussion: The "Sister Artists" Connect Africa and the U.S. Through Quilts

Iain Guest and Allison Wilbur

Under a partnership initiative known as “Sister Artists,” survivors of gender-based violence produced embroidered quilt blocks depicting scenes of life in Mali. Next, experienced American quilters were invited to turn one of these blocks into an art quilt. All proceeds from the auction of these quilts were sent to Mali and invested in a micro-enterprise for the artists.

For one day only, see a pop-up display of the art quilts and join us at noon for a discussion with Iain Guest and Allison Wilbur, creators of Sister Artists.

The museum's Arthur D. Jenkins Library will be open for special Saturday hours following this program, from 1–5 p.m.

About the Creators

Iain Guest is the founder of the Advocacy Project, designed to help marginalized communities tell their stories, strengthen their organizations, take action, and mobilize new support. Allison Wilbur is founder of Quilt for Change, a non-profit organization that strives to raise awareness on global issues that affect women, and empower quilt artists to become agents for social change.