Sister Artists is an alliance between women embroiderers in West Africa and quilt artists in the United States. The women are survivors of sexual violence and conflict in northern Mali and have found refuge and assistance through The Advocacy Project. The embroidery training they receive provides them a source of income.
American artists were invited to select an embroidered panel and create an art quilt. The quilts will be exhibited and auctioned later this year. Half of the proceeds from each quilt sale will go directly to the Malian embroiderer and the other half to the Malian refuge, Sini Sanuman, so that more women can be helped.
I will be sure to post updates and photos of my completed art quilt — which is due August 31, 2019.