Dharavi is an area of Mumbai, India, sometimes referred to as Asia's largest slum. Situated on approximately 500 acres in the middle of India's financial capital, it is home to an estimated 1 million people. In early 2015, the Mumbai-based nonprofit Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) held the second Dharavi Biennale, a two-week event that aimed to combine art and science, to highlight the contribution of the local people to India's economic and cultural life, and to share information on urban health. Two textile art projects addressed violence against women: Mapping the Hurt, an 8' x 5' collaborative textile piece, and Provoke/Protect, in which local women embroidered and appliqued traditional sarees with words and images to protest rape and gender-based violence.

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More quilts from the 2014 Connecting Threads exhibition held at the Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford, Connecticut.

 

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Kathryn Wagar Wright created her applique design based upon photos of a bearded dragon. The lizard was made with needle-turned hand applique and almost completely assembled before she appliqued it to the pieced background.

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Check out more detail shots of this incredible quilt!

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Close-up shots of Colleen Harvey's breathtaking art quilt, Tembo.

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See more stunning quilts from the Bayberry Quilters here!

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Click here to see more of the Dommer family quilts!

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The International Quilt Week Yokohama takes place every November and featues some of the very best work of Japanese quiltmakers. Entrants are divided into six categories - Traditional, Memory, Contemporary, Flower, Japanese and Machine. 

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Check out the extra details of these two quirky penguins as they journey along this humorous quilt!

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Linda Beach's passion for art shines through each of her beautiful quilts!

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Be sure to see each amazing detail Claudia Pfeil included in this stunning quilt!

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We love when readers send in photos of a freshly completed project, but sometimes we just run out of room! Thanks to Patricia Hobbs, featured in Quilting Bee, here are some more round robin quilts from the Prairie Quilters guild in Macomb, Illinois (you can see Patricia's round robin on page 18 of Quilters Newsletter October/November 2012). Enjoy!

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Let Sid Lipsitz and Becky Joyce's quilts inspire you to make your own tie-dyed beauties.

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