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many threads one love

many threads one love

Monday, March 20, 2023 | All Day Event
Pannell Gallery | Exhibitions

The exhibit, many threads, one love, brings to Sweet Briar College the quilts, practices, and voices of quiltmakers based in Kathmandu, Nepal. A collaboration with Quilts for Kids Nepal, a non-profit organization in Kathmandu, the show is curated by Quilt for Kids Nepal’s manager and Sweet Briar College student, Ravina Kaur (Class of 2023). 

The exhibition celebrates the idiosyncratic color and pattern choices, as well as the social and cultural bonds the quilting community generates. Each piece reveals both the choices of its maker and the influences of quilting and stitching conventions that cross borders, generations, and faiths. Many of the quilt-makers immigrated from India to Nepal as young women, hoping to build a better life for themselves in their new home. Quilts for Kids Nepal supports women’s economic development and children’s education in Kathmandu by facilitating both the making and selling of these quilts.

Each of the 86 quilts in the exhibition is for sale, and the proceeds from all sales go directly to sponsoring the education of girls and to empowering young women in Kathmandu.


The exhibition will be open to the public Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12 to 5 pm, through April 15, 2023.


Quilts priced from $270 to $290 and available to view, select, and purchase in Pannell Gallery or online.


Image credit: Lilly Murphy, 2017


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