Our vibrant and diverse community respects and heralds the power of quilting. As makers, we appreciate the importance of the story-telling, the historical significance, and the inherent activism that has carried us through decade after decade, fight after fight.
A single quilt block can hold laughter and tears, joy and sorrow. We rely on quilts to help us mourn and heal, and to find the tools to move forward, whether through the process of creating or the appreciation and reverence for what a finished project represents.
The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) empowers youth to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion, and to become agents of social change. The powerful imagery they create in cloth tells their stories, exploring issues such as gender discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence, and gentrification.
This visual dialogue bridges differences in race, age, and socioeconomics and sparks conversations and action in diverse households.
SJSA’s debut curated thread collection Threads of Diversity was inspired by these honest and powerful works of art, curated to ensure that all makers have the tools needed to represent our vibrant, creative, and diverse community.
The Aurifil Threads of Diversity thread collection contains 10 small spools of 50wt cotton thread.