OURStory Call for Entry

OURstory: Civil Rights Stories in Fabric

I am so excited to announce my Call for Entries entitled “OURstory: Civil Rights Stories in Fabric”, telling the stories of disenfranchised people and their fights for equal rights. In 1964, the Civil Rights Act made it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Your quilt can be made about any type of discrimination or violation of your human rights. Please submit a 25” x 40” quilt on one of the following subjects: the story of a time when you felt like you were not being given your full rights, a civil rights activist, a civil rights event, a civil rights victory, or people who are disenfranchised.

Click through below for the rules of the challenge and the registration form.

I hope you will join me.

Susanne Jones

Susanne Miller Jones – by way of introduction

For those who don’t know me, let me introduce myself. I am a retired school teacher, turned fiber artist.

I love to work with bright colors and a variety of textures, pulling in fibers not usually found in traditional quilts: vinyl, fleece, crepe de chine, and lace. Frequently I use machine embroidery in my designs. I enjoy adding beads, crystals, and buttons. To add more texture, I often quilt with metallic or holographic thread.

You can see my work in Inspired by the Beatles: An Art Quilt Challenge; in Inspired by the National Parks; and in The Quilt Index. I am pleased to have had quilts in special exhibits traveling from coast to coast. I am inspired, enriched and educated by my associations with Sacred Threads, The Quilt Alliance and SAQA.

My first collection, Fly Me to the Moon, a collection of 179 quilts made by 141 artists from 8 countries premiered at the Houston International Quilt Show and will be touring for the next 3 to 4 years. HERstory, a collection of 108 quilts by international artists, honors strong women and their amazing accomplishments. Who would you have on that list?