Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Border Wall Quilt Project


Here’s another exhibition in the works that addresses a Trump administration policy. This one deals with issues surrounding the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico. It is being organized by art quilter Lea McComas. 

Here’s information from her:

The Border Wall Quilt Project is a visual representation of a discussion about the proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States. Let’s use our medium and our skills to explore all aspects of this issue and what it would mean to those on both sides. Together, let’s consider political, environmental, cultural, and economic factors. Quilters in the United States and Mexico are invited to participate. 

To be a part of the Border Wall Quilt Project, create and donate up to 3 small quilted pieces, 8” x 16” ( 20 × 40 cm) expressing your views, concerns, and feelings about the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico and issues related to immigration. Under the direction of fiber artist Lea McComas, these small quilts will be used as “bricks” to build a wall about the wall. The quilt bricks will be used to create 10-foot sections of wall. Sections of wall will be placed back to back so that the installation can be viewed from both sides. In place of mortar, bricks will be suspended to create gaps that allow viewers on each side to see and hear each other. The wall will continue grow as more, and more, bricks are donated.

More information and Call for Entries at www.borderwallquiltproject.com

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

ToR featured in Australian magazine


Threads of Resistance is honored to be featured in an article by Maureen McKenzie in the March issue of Australian magazine “Textile Fibre Forum.” The article details how fiber art has been used in many protests around the world, and includes detailed information and photos about many pieces from the ToR exhibition.