The Year of the Quilt
Or how quilting represents community-wide solidarity — How does a patchwork quilt raise over £18,000 for a climate/racial justice fundraiser? The Land In Our Names (LION) quilt recently raised funds to support Black and POC farmers in the UK. The quilt was a collaboration between gardener Sui Searle (Decolonise The Garden) and quiltmaker Jess Bailey (Public Library Quilts). Together, they asked people all around the world to donate their scraps of naturally dyed fabric, which sewn together resulted in large-scale quilt with a beautiful star-shaped pattern.