Friday, July 11, 2014
Art in the Stacks: Art Quilts from Haiti
This month's exhibit has been put together by PeaceQuilts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, economic development organization relieving poverty in Haiti by establishing and supporting independent, member-owned, women's sewing cooperatives in Haiti. Currently PeaceQuilts works with approximately 100 women organized into cooperatives in Lilavois, Damassin, Saut-D'eau, and Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince. PeaceQuilts provides training, materials, supplies, marketing assistance, and educational opportunities.
Local author Nora Nevin and photographer Harvey Beth have contributed to a recent book about the project, “Patience to Raise the Sun: Art Quilts from Haiti and their Power to Change Women’s Lives.” The book is available for checkout from the Vineyard Haven library and other CLAMS libraries.