Stitching Truth to Power: Quilting and White Fragility


  1. Sign up to embroider/embellish a quilt block made by a young artist during a workshop
  2. Give money (PayPal link is here, donations are tax deductible)
  3. Share your time, if you live in the Bay Area of California
  4. Send fabric*: Kona Cotton, batiks and all shades of skin colors but especially browns
  5. Donate equipment*: extra notions, scissors, needles, thread
  6. Send a good word about SJSA: write/email Paducah and commend them for the exhibition. Check out the excellent versions of the block on the FB page: say nice things about them on their Facebook or Instagram pages.
  7. Host the Art: Invite SJSA to show a quilt at your quilt guild's next quilt show. They can also show quilts at local libraries, heritage centers, community centers, etc. If you know museum curators, tell them about SJSA (and NOT just for Black History Month, but it IS coming up so IJS...)
  8. Invite them to give a workshop to young people in your community.
  9. STITCH THE BLOCK!! Black Women Stitch is giving away 10 copies of the paper piecing pattern printed on Lisa's favorite foundation paper. If you want a FREE copy of the printout, contact Black Women Stitch via IG direct message. Share your address and we'll send you a printout.
  10. The link to the study mentioned in the episode: "Daily multidimensional racial discrimination among Black U.S. American adolescents"

*SJSA mailing address for fabric, notions, equipment:

Social Justice Sewing Academy, PO Box 2473, Antioch, CA 94531


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Hosted by Lisa Woolfork

Lisa is a fourth-generation sewing enthusiast who learned to sew while earning a PhD in African American literature and culture. She has been sewing for more than twenty years while also teaching, researching, and publishing in Black American literature and culture.