Martha Wallace and Patricia Stoddard researched quilts and quilters in India in 2014 and 2015. Gandhi said "If you want to know India, go to the villages" and they did. Their research focused on the lives of quilters where education and technology are greatly changing the traditional craft. Representative quilts from Pakistan and Indian tezxtiles will be offered for sale after the presentation; any sales proceeds benefit tyhe registered trusts and NGOs in these two countries.
PHOTO: MOIFA hosted a panel for Santa Fe’s Council of International Relations International Visitor Leadership Program from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs U.S Department of State on September 16th for African women entrepreneurs. Pictured with them is MOIFA’s Folk Art Committee member and docent emeritus and Council of International Relations Board member, Martha Wallace, wearing her dining room curtains from her Peace Corps days in Nigeria (1966-1968) now a coat. Photo by Brent Soloway.