5 ways this quilt can change your life

by Weeks on 08/07/2006

in Community + Creativity, Quilting

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

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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.

{ 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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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6 Ellen July 9, 2006 at 5:01 am

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

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7 caro July 9, 2006 at 6:03 am

I’m awestruck by that quilt. Absolutely amazing.

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8 Rosaura July 9, 2006 at 7:03 am

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

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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!

Cheers!

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10 lolly July 9, 2006 at 11:10 am

This is stunning – thank you for sharing.

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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.

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12 Cricket July 10, 2006 at 9:42 am

Oops…I meant also, not almost.

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