Island-based PeaceQuilts supports women’s quilting cooperatives in Haiti, which gives the women an opportunity to earn their way out of poverty. There are 100 women organized throughout Haiti and at various levels of training who work through PeaceQuilts. Organizers found out recently that many of the women and girls walk hours a day to participate in the quilting project.
The hand-stitched quilts will arrive on the Vineyard for an exhibit at the Chilmark Bank on South Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 21 to June 28. There will be a wine and cheese reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on opening day, June 21.
For more information, visit haitipeacequilts.org or call 508-274-1104.