The GAGV Vision Quilt project is done in partnership with Vision Quilt, a five-year-old nonprofit based in Ashland, Oregon. The quilt is digital and features high-quality photos of panels created by people of every age and from all over the country. The founder was inspired by the world-wide reaction to the AIDS Memorial Quilt of the 1980’s, and she hopes to replicate that response with a digital quilt – so well suited to today’s climate.
The concept is really simple – you create an 18 x 24-inch panel with any message you want – then send a photo to Vision Quilt to add to the digital quilt. (GAGV will provde the 18x 24-inch fabric) The national quilt can be viewed at www.visionquilt.org. Many of the local quilts are pictured below. Cathy DeForest, founder of Vision Quilt, has created a video just for GAGV. It is both inspiring and informative.
The creator keeps the panel to use in anyway: frame it, wear in any demonstrations, and/or hopefully loan to GAGV for inclusion in public displays whenever that becomes possible.
The panels below have been created here in Kansas City.
For information or to obtain material for a panel, please contact us at [email protected].