Friday, August 26, 2011

Quilting for the Forest in Midway, Belize

This summer, 13 women in the Q'eqchi Mayan village of Midway gathered regularly to embroider quilt panels depicting flora and fauna of the Sarstoon Temash National Park, beside which they live. The quilt project is a collaboration between SATIIM, the women of Midway, and the Washington, DC-based Advocacy Project. The panels will be sewn into a quilt by a group in DC, then displayed around the US to raise awareness about the park and threats to it, like deforestation and oil exploration. Ultimately, the quilt will be sold to benefit the women who made it.

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