Earlier this month, I submitted the FemEdTech Quilt of Care and Justice in the Group Category of the FOQ Virtual Quilts Competition. I didn’t expect it to win but it’s good to see it in the Group Category Gallery (scroll down a bit to see our Quilt). Here is an extract from the competition entry for our quilt:
“The quilt is a FemEdTech project, launched in Nov 2019, accompanying the OER20 Conference whose theme was Care in Openness https://oer20.oerconf.org/. The project was https://oer20.oerconf.org/news/2019/11/call-for-participation-in-our-project-the-femedtech-quilt-of-careand-justice-in-open-education/, identified 3 elements: a quilt linking social justice and open education to contribute to activism; a digital quilt; and a a workshop/launch at OER20.
The squares came in first as a trickle and then a flood of 6 and 12 inch squares, to the equivalent of 137 x 6 inch squares. They were stitched together on February 22 in Macclesfield, and Frances Bell constructed the quilts in the period March- April 2020 during lockdown. OER20 pivoted to Virtual due to COVID-19 including our workshop, details at bit.ly/quiltfutures . 1 Quilt has become 4 quilts, now quilted and clipped together. Most squares have their own story, linked from the quilts at https://quilt.femedtech.net/quilt/”
There is a Visitors Choice award determined by votes at the website so feel free to explore the Galleries for each category and vote for whichever you like. There are some stunning quilts. You might even vote for our quilt!