Press, Partners, Projects
Here are links to some of PeaceQuilts' press, partners, projects and promoters. We've been very fortunate to work cooperatively with some wonderful organizations, museums, businesses and had some great coverage in the press and magazines.
PeaceQuilts currently has a number of quilts on display at the aSHEville Museum, whose mission is to contribute to the creation of a more just and equitable world by sharing engaging stories, facts, narratives, and visual imagery of the richly varied achievements and experiences of women and girls throughout the world.
Michigan State University Museum is the science and culture museum at MSU and Michigan's first Smithsonian Institution affiliate. Founded in 1857, it has comprehensive natural science collections and the university's most extensive and diverse cultural collections. These collections are used for research, education, exhibition, outreach and engagement projects. Included in the collection is 'Bel Peyizan Lakay' by Denise Estavat of PeaceQuilts Peace Cooperative.
Quilts and Human Rights (2016 by Marsha MacDowell, Beth Donaldson, Mary Worrall, Lynne Swansonl with foreword by Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation NPC)
Quilts and Human Rights offers a new understanding of the history of global human rights as seen through textiles of awareness and activism. Of all the textile forms linked to human rights activities, one form - the quilt - has proved an especially potent and popular form for individuals, working alone or as part of organized groups, to subversively or overtly act for human rights. Included is 'Bel Peyizan Lakay' by Denise Estavat of PeaceQuilts' Peace Cooperative in Lilavois, Haiti.
For more than 20 years, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence. International Women's Day is a global day of recognition and celebration, marking the achievements of women and inspiring action to achieve greater gender equality and justice. The NRCDV celebrates International Women's Day each year by commissioning or purchasing a piece of artwork made by a woman or a collective of women that honors the struggles and successes that we face. In 2012 the Center purchased 'Bel Panye Ak Fwi d'Haiti' (Beautiful Basket of Fruit from Haiti) by PeaceQuilts' Solidarity Cooperative.