5 ways this quilt can change your life

by Weeks on 08/07/2006

in Community + Creativity, Quilting


The Textile Worker by Terese Agnew: A quilt made entirely of garment labels collected from others made to protest the conditions of sweatshop workers.



1. You will be reminded that you don’t need money or power to effect change, only creativity and an idea.

2. You will never look at the label in a garment the same way again.

3. You will, even just for a moment, think about sweatshop labor.

4. You will want to show it to other people because of its beautiful workmanship and elegant execution.

5. You will be a little more creative having absorbed a bit of her unforgettable art.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laural July 8, 2006 at 10:21 pm

Wow! That’s really amazing, thanks for sharing it.


2 Mary-Frances Main July 9, 2006 at 12:05 am

I have seen this quilt before and think it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.


3 stephanie s July 9, 2006 at 12:18 am

thank you for this – it is spectacular and thought-provoking. amazing.


4 HVM July 9, 2006 at 1:58 am

Wow. I can’t imagine the labor involved in this quilt- well worth it, I’m sure. What an amazing idea, and an excellent way to raise awareness. Kudos to you for posting it.


5 Ana Machado July 9, 2006 at 4:41 am

Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! it is beautiful and spectacular.


6 Ellen July 9, 2006 at 5:01 am

Amazing – thought provoking and beautiful at the same time. Thank you for sharing her.


7 caro July 9, 2006 at 6:03 am

I’m awestruck by that quilt. Absolutely amazing.


8 Rosaura July 9, 2006 at 7:03 am

Admirada. Me encontro um pouco na história destas mulheres.
Éa vida registrando suas infinitas possibilidades.


9 Hayley July 9, 2006 at 9:57 am

That is the most amazing quilt I have ever seen. It is subversive, explicit, and powerful. Truly awesome.

Thanks for sharing it!



10 lolly July 9, 2006 at 11:10 am

This is stunning – thank you for sharing.


11 Cricket July 10, 2006 at 9:42 am

Wow. Thanks for sharing such an incredible work of art that almost makes such an important statement.


12 Cricket July 10, 2006 at 9:42 am

Oops…I meant also, not almost.


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