Border Wall Quilt Project

May 9, 2018

1st brick by Denise Labadie

YES!! The first brick has arrived.  A big thank you and shout out to Denise Labadie, who took time away from here stone quilts to make a brick.

Confused by the call for entry?  Send me an email and ask a question: lea@leamccomas.com.  Your questions help me edit the call for entry and make it more understandable for those that come after you.

Thanks for you help!

The call for entry went live today, May 1.  A short description of the project is included below, but if you are intrigued and want to know more, follow this link for a full prospectus and entry forms.

Theme:

We’re building a wall that brings people together, to talk about building a wall that keeps people apart.  Creativity is welcome; social discourse is encouraged!

General Information:

The Border Wall Quilt Project is a visual representation of a discussion about the proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States. Let’s use our medium and our skills to explore all aspects of this issue and what it would mean to those on both sides. Together, let’s consider political, environmental, cultural, and economic factors. Quilters in the United States and Mexico are invited to participate.

To be a part of the Border Wall Quilt Project, create and donate up to 3 small quilted pieces, 8” x 16” expressing your ideas, concerns, and opinions about the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico and issues related to immigration. Under the direction of fiber artist Lea McComas, these small quilts will be used as “bricks” to build a wall about the wall. This isn’t a juried exhibition; we intent to use all bricks that follow project guidelines. The wall will continue grow as more, and more, bricks are donated.

Find a full prospectus and entry forms at:  borderwallquiltentry.com

 

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