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November 9, 2009

Craftivism through Quilting

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The newest addition to publisher STC Craft’s legacy of books that explore how crafting can change the world is Katherine Bell’s Quilting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time. A sequel to STC’s Knitting for Peace, Quilting for Peace contains profiles of more than 25 individual crafters and organizations whose creative efforts are done with an eye towards serving those in need. Though its focus is on quilting, the book also highlights other handmade goods that are produced in the spirit of change. For example, Newborns in Need produces clothing for prematurely born babies; The Sleeping Bag Project annually distributes handmade sleeping bags to more than 100,000 homeless; and Quilts of Valor makes quilts in honor of wounded soldiers.

In Quilting for Peace, Bell includes 15 quilting projects using new and/or recycled fabrics with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations. So, after you’ve found some inspiration in reading about how others are making the world a better place with their own two hands, you can to do the same, one stitch at a time.

Quilting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time is available at Amazon.

Images courtesy of STC Craft

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Tim WheelerTim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. A native of West Virginia, he has focused mainly on Maryland's environment since moving here in 1983. Along the way, he's crewed aboard a skipjack in the bay, canoed under city streets up the Jones Fall from the Inner Harbor, and gone deep underground in a western Maryland coal mine. He loves seafood, rambles in the country and good stories. He hopes to share some here.

Contributor Christy Zuccarini has been blogging about the local DIY craft scene for a year for She brings her pespective on all things handmade to B'More Green, where she will highlight projects you can do yourself as well as crafters who are integrating sustainable methods and materials.

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