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  • Fiber Artists for Hope (FAH) is a diverse group of artists  committed to creating fiber art that addresses today's social issues, promoting dialogue for change, and fostering understanding

  • Originally organized in 2009 to exhibit art quilts inspired by the historic election of Barack Obama

  • Fiber Artists for Hope is diverse, representing all aspects of the human experience including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, and nationality

  • FAH creates fiber art to provoke thoughtful dialogue, instigate positive social change and promote the pursuit of justice and equality

President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts
Curators: Dr. Susan Walen and Professor Mary Staley
·         The King Street Gallery of The Cafritz Arts Center of Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MD, Maryland, February- March 2009. An online version of this exhibit can be seen at: http://www.quiltart.com/obama

Journey of Hope: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama
Curator: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
Many of FAH artists contributed to this exhibition and book
·         The DuSable Museum Chicago, IL February-May 2012
·         The National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center in Wilberforce, OH December 2009 - 2010

The Unspoken Truth About Color: A Dialogue in Art Quilts about Racism
Curator: Jeanette Thompson
This exhibition examines the most complex and seldom discussed, most problematic and insistent of all issues in our culture today: racism
·         International Quilt Convention Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27-29, 2012
·         Williams College, '62 Center for Performing Arts, Williamstown, MA, January 15, 2012
·         Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, September 15-18, 2011
·         Pacific International Quilt Festival, October 13-16, 2011
·         Mancuso Management Quilt Festival Tour:
·      Quilt Fest of New Jersey, March 3-6, 2011
·      Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, February 24-27, 2011
·         ARC Gallery and Education Foundation, Chicago, IL, April 27-May 22, 2011
·      Collaborated with Chicago YWCA as part of The National Day to Illuminate Racism
·      Presented a free Racial Justice workshop to the public
·         Debuted at the Applied Research Center Facing Race Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2010

·         Original Sewing & Quilt Expo:
·      Tinley Park, IL, Tinley Park Convention Center, November 2012
·      Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, November 2012
·      Duluth, GA, Gwinnett Center, October 2012
·      Kansas City, MO, KCI-Expo Center, October 2012
·      Chantilly, VA, Dulles Expo Center, Oct. 2012
·      Schaumburg, IL, Schaumburg Convention Center, April 2012
·      Worcester, DCU Center, MA, April 2012
·      Cleveland, OH, I-X Center, March 2012

Reflections on September 11th, A Decade Later
Curator: Jeanette Thompson
·         Fringe Festival Chicago, in collaboration with HumanThread Ribbons for Peace, a public art installation that included ribbons from around the world to send a message of peace, September 2011

The President's House: Their Untold Story in Quilts
Curator: Michelle Flamer
Presents quilted narratives about the nine enslaved Africans held captive in George & Martha Washington's Philadelphia executive mansion
Many of FAH artists participated in this exhibition, which was curated by a FAH artist
·         The Spirits Break to Freedom, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, October 21, 2012
·         Independence Visitors Center, The National Constitution Center, and the African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA, July 4-September 2011

American Spring: A Cause For Justice
Curator: Michelle Flamer
An exhibition of narrative quilts honoring the memory of Trayvon Martin and other victims of intolerance and prejudice based on race, religion, LGBT personhood, or ethnicity
·         HumanThread, Chicago, Il, January 2013
·         Applied Research Center Facing Race National Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2012,
·         Trayvon Martin: Save Our Sons & Daughters, Philadelphia, PA, October 7, 2012,
·         Hearne Fine Art Gallery and Central Rock High School National Historic Site, 55th Anniversary of Desegregation, Little Rock, AK, October 2012,
·         Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Monroeville Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2012
·         Celebration for Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, IN, July 2012
·         InSEA/USSEA Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2012

Broad Changes: Women of Social Justice
Curators: Jeanette Thompson, Susan Shie, Jancy McClellan, and Sherry Boram
This exhibition honors the work of women throughout history who have sacrificed their lives and time to for justice or equality to make the world a better place
Available after January 2013

·         Quilters Newsletter, June/July 2009 & October/November 2011
·         Quiltmania Magazine, Issue Number 71, 2009 & Issue Number 84, 2011
·         Quilt Japan, September 2009
·         Neighborhood Writing Alliance: Journal of Ordinary Thought

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