The Social Justice Sewing Academy

I have been helping to embroider blocks for The Social Justice Sewing Academy this past year, and was so thrilled to have the opportunity to see the blocks created by teens up close and personal in their booth at the Houston Quilt Festival. The youth create some amazing work!

 The youth who create these collage quilt blocks have a lot to say about the world we live in. Their art explores issues such as racial profiling, LBGTQ+ issues, gender discrimination, mass incarceration, and gun violence. The images are powerful, and evoke conversations. They give them a way to express themselves. After they create the blocks they are sent out to volunteers to embroider, and then are mailed back to be pieced and made in to quilts. The quilts are then displayed in museums, galleries, and quilt shows through out the country.
If you are interested in supporting SJSA in any way, please visit their website.


Unknown said…
Thank you for supporting this group. The kids are so inspiring and thought provoking. Way to go!
Oh my goodness how I would’ve loved to see this and meet you in person. I was only there Saturday this year. Like we say in Georgia Tech football: Maybe next year!

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