20th Anniversary Solidarity Quilt
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign is proud to present a commemorative quilt in honour of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s 20th anniversary. The quilt is a symbol of solidarity, stitched together with contributions from grandmothers across Canada and six countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Over four months, 20 groups in 10 Canadian communities assembled the quilt.
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign is a community of like-minded grandmothers and grandothers in Canada, the U.K., and Australia. They raise funds for Stephen Lewis Foundation partners who support grandmothers and children in communities affected by the HIV epidemic.
Watch this space for upcoming events near you!
June 3 in Regina, Saskatchewan: Unveiling of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign Cross-Canada Quilt. Click here for event details.
June 16 and 17 in Chatham, Ontario: Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show. Click here for event details.
From June, the quilt is once again travelling across Canada! The collective effort of more than 300 grandmothers, this remarkable work of textile art will inspire grandmothers, grandothers, and their communities. It holds the story of what becomes possible when women gather, connect, and share their resources, creativity, and compassion.
The 20th Anniversary Commemorative Solidarity Quilt will visit at least 35 communities across Canada, where grandmothers groups are volunteering to host the quilt for an exciting array of community-building activities. The quilt will hang in libraries, city halls, quilting shops, and museums, from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia. It will make appearances at special, signature events planned in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.
Grandmothers groups will display the quilt as a centrepiece at quilt shows in Ontario, and at gatherings and celebrations in cities across the country, including Regina, Calgary, and Fredericton.