The weaving cooperative’s Advocacy Quilt is done!

I spent Summer 2012 with a group of women weavers in a small village in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco. The summer is documented on this blog, read a little bit about it here

The weavers were excited to participate in creating small panels to be assembled into a larger piece showcasing their talent. Each woman produced a panel featuring traditional Amazigh design motifs which were to be connected by a quilting guild here in the U.S. for a three-month exhibition at the Human Rights Institute at Kean University in New Jersey.

The tapestry will be on display along with each weaver's bio at Kean University late January - late May.

The tapestry will be on display along with each weaver’s bio from late January until late May.

The tapestry is done! The exhibition kicks off with an opening ceremony on January 30th,  which I am going to try my best to attend.

About Laura McAdams

Laura McAdams is a Master’s student at University of Pennsylvania studying International Educational Development. Her experience in the MENA region includes 15 months as a Fulbright student researcher to Fez and Ifrane, Morocco in 2010 and 2011. Her project was interested in understanding the disconnect between the policies of technology usage in education and the reality of how these policies unfold in the classroom. Summer 2012 she returned to the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco to work with a women’s weaving cooperative. She is excited to learn more about other countries in the MENA region and issues involving education policy and reform, technology usage in curriculums and gender equality in education. One of Laura’s lifelong goals is to one day be able to sit down and leisurely read a newspaper in Arabic.
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1 Response to The weaving cooperative’s Advocacy Quilt is done!

  1. Cindy Le says:

    Oh no! We never went to go see it. At least I got to see a picture. I can’t remember…did you make a square too?

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