Arpilleras, the Cloth of Change


On August 17, Kay Lee will be speaking about Arpilleras. To a tourist shopping in the craft markets in South America, an Arpillera is a happy little wall hanging depicting everyday life – weddings (bodas),
markets (mercados), homes and farms. Investigation into the origins of Arpilleras shows a far different story. It is a story of the evolution of Chilean women from traditional homemakers to political and human rights activists, ultimately changing the course of their nation. The making of Arpilleras has traveled to other nations and is continuing to send messages that change live.

Kay is a member of the quilt study group and has presented this talk at a recent Quilt study group convention. Kay has lived in Scotland, Australia and Venezuela and traveled extensively throughout
the world – having been on all 7 continents.

There is a $5 guest fee and easy, plentiful free parking.  The Guild’s membership is now open at $25 per year.