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OURstory: Civil Rights Stories in Fabric -  TBD  •   Publication and Traveling Exhibition
Deadline:  May 31, 2017
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was enacted on July 2, 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public. Since then additions to our Civil Rights have been made through a variety of legislation. What right is most important to you? What group do you identify with that struggles to get those rights? Which leader of a human rights movement is your hero? What is your story, your struggle, your victory? The field is wide open.

Some of the legally protected variables that protect people from being discriminated against are:

Race; Color; Religion; Sex; National Origin; Sexual Orientation; Age; Familial Status; Citizenship; Disability.

The 25”W x 40”L quilts (portrait orientation) will tell the stories of the struggles of all people to experience the rights to which all people are entitled.  Pieces can honor groups who have had to fight for their rights, leaders in such groups, movements, events and personal stories. All works must be original designs. Do not use patterns or other copyrighted materials. No computerized quilting patterns may be used. Text may be used, but no copyrighted verbiage. Any photos used must be original, in the public domain or used with permission of the original photographer. Release forms will be required from people who own the right to the image used on any quilt, if it is not your own.

The quilts will be traveling and will be stacked, so they must be constructed flat. Embellishments, which could damage other quilts or be damaged by stacking, are not allowed. Textile friendly embellishments are allowed. Make sure your embellishments are not fragile. Please do not ask for special handling, individual care and/or special packing.  This is not a 3-D project. Since quilts will be stacked together to be shipped, pieces must be clean and free of smoke odor. Any quilt with a strong odor will be shipped back to the creator at their cost.  

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Please register by March 8, 2017.  If this date has already passed, email to check on current status of this project.
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