- Item Number
- Estimated Value
- $300 USD
- $310 USD to sb5b36a56
- Number of Bids
- 14 - Bid History
embroidered cotton, prairie points, tassels, machine quilting
15" High x 24" Wide
Quilter | Janice Jones
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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