International Quilt Exhibition Opening at Artists & Makers Studios

By Helen Triolo, last updated 9/1/15 12:00am

A Portion of "The Giving Circle"

Photo credit Artists & Makers Studios  

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville will present "Quilting for Change," an international quilt exhibition including three organizations working for social change. The Advocacy Project and Quilt for Change use quilting to support the empowerment of women around the world, and Solar Sister is an award-winning U.S. non-profit working to combat energy poverty in rural Africa. With a special two night opening in three galleries, there will be ample opportunity to view this powerful work.

The opening reception/open studio event will be held 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, Sept. 11th, 2015.

A second catered opening will be held 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2015.

"Quilting for Change" continues through September 28, 2015. Viewing hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, M-F and weekends by appointment.

Representatives from all three organizations will be on hand to discuss their work and to share the stories behind these art quilts made by women from around the world. Artists & Makers Studios is also proud to announce the grand opening of 15 additional studios in our vibrant and growing community.

Quilt for Change raises awareness on global issues that affect women, and empowers quilters to become agents for social change.

Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity.

The Advocacy Project helps marginalized communities to tell their story, claim their rights and produce social change.

This exhibit is sponsored by the law firm Longman & Van Grack, LLC. This firm works with artists, art dealers, businesses and individuals - and represents clients regarding business law, litigation, tax, and estate planning.

Artists & Makers Studios, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is located at 11810 Parklawn Dr. Rockville, MD 20852. The facility has grown by 40% in its first six months of operation and is now home to 58 resident artists. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals - through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

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