OURstory was born on the day after the 2016 election when artists expressed concerns about our human rights being in danger. I put out the call on January 20, 2017 while attending the Road to California where Fly Me to the Moon was on display. OURstory is currently on display at the National Quilt Museum and can be expected to be viewed at various Mancuso shows and Sewing and Quilt Expos in 2021. (Insert schedule link here)
In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which had been drafted by a committee chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt. It delineated the rights to which all humans in all countries should be entitled. Forty-six artists from six countries created this collection of 62 art quilts based on those rights. This poignant collection includes quilts celebrating the heroes who fought for rights long denied to various groups of people as well as the events that drew the attention of news media as well as the public. Personal stories round out the collection.
Featured below is a sampling of 10 random images from this collection. We will rotate images, so visit this site soon to see more!