The UDHR Quilt Project
The UDHR Quilt Project is a global collaborative craftivism project that looks to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) through the creation of a quilted wall hanging embroidered with all thirty articles of the UDHR. This project also aims to raise awareness about the numerous ways that the UDHR is currently being violated and to raise much needed funds and awareness for the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR.
Originally, project coordinators Stephanie Dunlap (Phoenix, USA) and Tal Fitzpatrick (Melbourne, Australia) were hoping to find up to 30 embroidery artists willing to volunteer their time to collaborate on this project. The idea being that each artist would embroider one article out of the thirty UDHR articles and that these ‘blocks’ would then be used to create one large quilted wall hanging. However, the response to the artist callout (shared solely via Instagram and Facebook) was so significant that within the space of a week enough artists had volunteered that they decided to make four UDHR quilts instead of just one!