PeaceQuilts Touring Exhibition

Patience to Raise the Sun: Art Quilts from Haiti and their Power to Change Women’s Lives

Nadege Florian's tour-de-force quilt is composed of a central panel depicting a fanciful tree of life surrounded by taptap buses, each representing one of the ten departments (states) of Haiti.

PeaceQuilts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), humanitarian organization relieving poverty in Haiti by establishing and supporting independent women’s quilting cooperatives. Currently we work with approximately 100 women organized into seven cooperatives in Lilavois, Croix-des-Bouquets, Cayes, Bel Anse, Roche-a-Batteau, and Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince, with plans to expand. PeaceQuilts provides training, materials, supplies, marketing assistance, and educational opportunities…. Our goal is to help each cooperative to become self-managed and self-sustaining.

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See more photos and text here: http://www.haitipeacequilts.org/
http://www.haitipeacequilts.org/Quilt_Gallery.html

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