Quilts for Empowerment
Raising awareness through the art of quilting
Fiber arts can express more than an artist’s creativity. “Let Us Tell You About Fistula” was designed and created by fistula survivors in Kenya. Fistula is a devastating injury that leaves women incontinent, socially stigmatized, and in great suffering. The exhibit’s quilt panels vividly show the causes of fistula, the emotional and physical suffering it creates, and the joy of healing. Using fabric collage, applique, and embroidery, these quilts tell a compelling story as fistula survivors have found a way to speak through the art of quilting. Women the world forgot are beckoning us to come closer so we may know them at last. The Exhibit is a partnership between Quilts for Empowerment and Fistula Foundation. For more information, call the LCCC at 541-994-9994.