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

Art

Freedom

Item Number
13
Estimated Value
$300 USD
Sold
$310 USD to sb5b36a56
Number of Bids
14  -  Bid History

Item Description

embroidered cotton, prairie points, tassels, machine quilting

15" High x 24" Wide

Quilter | Janice Jones
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This block was embroidered by a survivor of gender-based violence 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 Janice Jones in Massachusetts. Janice learned quilting at the age of ten from her grandmother, who worked in a textile mill and used to come home with scraps of fabric. Janice owes her love of African designs and fabric to her daughter, who brought fabric back while working as a nurse in Zambia: ?I saw Africa through her eyes. The colors packed a punch!?

Of Sister Artists Janice says: ?This project has been so rewarding. Being a sister artist feels very special and I hope that we can somehow continue to be connected. It feels good to be reaching out and doing something positive.? She thinks the Malian artists did a ?fabulous job? with their embroidery.

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

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