ADVOCACY PROJECT – Advocacy Project Online Auction
Auction Ends: Jun 28, 2020 11:59 PM EDT


Study of a Camel

Item Number
Estimated Value
$300 USD
$255 USD to jm5e3d56d
Number of Bids
17  -  Bid History

Item Description

Embroidered cotton, commercial fabric, machine quilting

44" Wide x 26" High

Quilter | Ellen Fisher

This block was embroidered by a survivor of gender-based violence (GBV) in the African Country of Mali. It describes life in her village before she was attacked and expelled during conflict.

The block was made into a quilt in 2019 by Ellen Fisher in New Hampshire. Ellen caught the quilting bug after visiting an exhibition of water color quilts made from tiny squares of floral fabric: ?I went home that night wanting to make my own fabric.? Ellen has been making art quilts ever since at a rate of about 10 a year and really likes is to attend openings and hear the stories of other quilters."

Ellen?s design reflects her love of shapes and graphic design. Her goal was simple?to enlarge the image of the camel: ?I saw a beautiful design and wanted to make it bigger.? The Malian artist had provided the hint of a setting and included a bit of land for the camel to walk on, and Ellen enhanced both slightly. Her main addition was the border, which picks up the colors of the landscape. 

All proceeds from this auction will be invested in a quilting project for GBV survivors in Mali. To donate visit our home page -

Donated By:

Ellen Fisher

Ellen Fisher