Last weekend at Quilt Con West, I moderated a panel on Diversity in the Quilting World. I was honored to have Chawne Kimber, Giuseppe Ribaudo and Vanessa Vargas Wilson as my panelists. If their names sound familiar, it is because they were guests during my Diversity series on the podcast. You can find their podcasts using these links: Chawne, Giuseppe, and Vanessa. (Special shout out to Samarra Khaja who was our “mic girl” and also a past podcast guest).
With Chawne’s quilt “The One for Eric” (see the Los Angeles Times article here) and Melissa Averinos’ “My Brother’s Jeans” quilt taking center stage, there was a buzz around quilts telling our stories. With over two hundred tickets sold for the panel, we were prepared to share a bit about ourselves, our process and how we can make a difference with our work. I enjoyed the questions from the audience and hope it is one of the steps closer to talking about this issue on a larger scale.
Since the audio piece comes from a Periscope recording, I apologize in advance that it is not the best. Several people wanted the conversation to be in a permanent place so I am posting it here.
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