Quilting against slavery

I’m visitng DC for a conference and always try and hit a few museums…at the American History Smithsonian they have a few snippets of how quilts were used to spread anti-slavery sentiments. I love it, and it makes me want to think on more ways to intregrate my sewing and activism…

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Like this crossstitched pun – for an anti slavery craft fundraiser…and this amazing quote.  I am loving these radical history of crafts, something fun to explore for the modern craft movement…

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And this hard hitting poem about remembering that women are have their babies stolen from them as you cuddle your own. Heavy stuff.

2 thoughts on “Quilting against slavery

  1. Katie Willingham

    I have yet to go to the American History museum, though I’ve been to a few of the other ones. Just wanted to say hi and your blog is lovely! I’m a friend of Becky Weamer and sometimes she says I remind her of you. 🙂 If you’re in the area again, we should all get together!

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