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Keep hope alive!

I received a lovely email from Frances in the latter part of 2019 asking me if I’d be interested in this project, which was inspired by many justice-focussed…

Old woman with stick on railings

Warning

I have always loved the poem Warning, read here by its author Jenny Joseph. When I started thinking about the design of this square, in my mind was…

Beyond the Rainbow

Education (formal or not) can enlighten and set your mind free. This is what you see in my square where the rainbow colours represent people from different countries…

Education opens doors

This is a simple square made with some lovely fabric I found in Macclesfield Fent shop. The fabric shows different windows and balconies on what I imagine to…

Openness is a state of mind

The square represents someone indoors or inside. I thought about the theme of openness and I have seen other squares of a quilt in progress. It seemed many…

buttons

It takes a village to raise a child

The story of how the #femedtech quilt made me confront my anxiety around sewing is shared in part here on my blog. I say in part because being…

A photo of a felted quilt square

Time and care: recognising the diverse layers of work in open education

My square for the ‘Femedtech Quilt of Care and Justice in Open Education’ has many layers and it’s a mix of stuff I made previously, found objects, bought…

Quilt square with photograph of Hong Kong street debris

Hope is not a door

Hope is not a door, but a sense that there might be a door at some point, some way out of the problems of the present moment even…

Diversity and growth

My quilt square represents diversity. It is a leaf made out of fabrics from all parts of the world. I work for INASP, an international development organisation working…

Shweshwe Table Mountain of the Mother city

Shweshwe Table Mountain of the Mother city

I have made a square using South African shweshwe, a fabric which originated elsewhere in the 19th century but has been embraced by African culture and is now…

Love CC!

Everything in my square has come from somewhere else. Reused, recycled and repurposed. I did a boro and sashiko retreat last year, and I decided to repurpose the…

Quilt square with applique Ireland, snowdrop, mayfly and pockets.

Strength

From the outset I had a vague idea for my contribution to the Quilt of Care, mostly stemming from #OER19 and reading about the Irish border quilt at…

Remnants, Pockets, Mirrors, and Dinosaurs

When I heard about this project, I was immediately inspired, and so excited to contribute, despite having never quilted before.  That’s me, and my square, in a nutshell-…

Patchwork reflecting OER Health

Brightening our futures

In this square I have portrayed aspects of our OER journey at the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences. The bright colours reflect our motivation and…

Open Scotland

Open Scotland

This is my second quilt square and it’s much more low tech and low effort than my Open World square. It still has meaning to me though. It’s…

Women’s Work #FemEdTechQuilt

My textile contribution to the FemEdTech Quilt project was a while in the imagining and came together in reality over the last 5 weeks. I think I knew…

Global Penguin Believes in You

  I started with trepidation. I was so afraid to get it wrong. I’d never done a cross stitch before. Or a PhD. They both require very different…

Red velvet fabric square with beds and buttons sewn on

Puzzling over #FemEdTech

My strengths do not lie in sewing – but when I saw the call for #FemEdTech quilt I was intrigued by the initiative and thought I should challenge…

If the heart of the flax was removed, where would the bellbird sing?

My contribution to the quilt for care and justice began via a twitter call from Frances Bell on #FemEdTech. The story of its making is on my blog…

What Lies Beneath Quilt Square

What lies beneath

This piece is created with three symbolic parts. The background is recycled from denim clothing. I chose the pocket area and then cut through the centre to reveal…

Stitching together Open in Africa

The squares in this piece of the #FemEdTech quilt are made by 11 people who are involved in open education (#opened) in the Centre for Innovation in Learning…

Visualising the Global Heart of GOGN

Visit our Adobe Spark Digital Story or watch us talk about it here … Our Collaboration Our collaborative quilt square was inspired by our connection with the GO_GN Global…

Global Open Education for women’ human rights and reproductive health

I was so delighted to see the call to participate in this quilt. I have previously used the craft as a tool for reflective practice during research. How…

A box made up of 5000 turtles

Turtles out of the box

When creating my square, I wanted to celebrate digital making. I spent an enjoyable afternoon creating digital art. This involved programming in python using instructions from the Raspberry…

The fabric of life

Interwoven, connected. We are all part of the fabric of life. The colourful, the monochrome, the big and the small, the loud and the quiet ones… I started…

quilt square with text saying don't be that guy

(Hopefully) Not Being That Guy

The intent behind this square is probably too literal. In a sense, it riffs off of Martin Hawksey’s more vividly phrased advice for men in the ed tech…

Open World

This is one of two squares I’ve made for the femedtechquilt. As soon as Frances Bell raised the idea for this amazing project I knew that I wanted…

openness blossoms with care

This contribution comes from a collaboration between three very different women: different ages, different experiences, different interests and activities. But shared values. We all share social justice and…

image of FemEdTech quilt square 'hope'

hope

I am not a sewer or quilter. Well, perhaps I should now say I’m an earnest and hopeful sewer. When the idea for the FemEdTech Quilt of Care…

This is for… all

I made a square for all fellow craft challenged, for anyone unable to make a contribution, for all who support care & social justice not just for some,…

Hope

My mum and I made this contribution called hope together.

Quiltblock about hands and pockets

“These are the hands”

Hands to me always signify collaboration and friendship as well as the kinds of embodied knowledge that are too often marginalised.  My original idea was to cut hand…

logo and sticker for Virtually Connecting

Care in Community

I won’t reveal the finished square just yet. I’ll share this when I see it again, in the midst of all the other squares crafted and created by…

embroidery of a carrier pigeon with a back pack

Pigeons of #FemEdTechQuilt

I made this quilt patch using an old curtain and my mom’s leftover embroidery thread. The messenger bag was cut from a larger backpack that used to carry…

Our Earth Needs You

This is the third of our set of three – Earth, Sea and Sky. Every single tree is an amazing ecosystem living in synergy with the soil, the…

femedtech quilt square

Big Heart

The main fabric in my femedtech quilt square is cut from an organic cotton bag from a store called Maiwa in Vancouver Canada. In Cantonese and Mandarin maiwa…

Rainbow quilt squares arranged in grid. Counterclockwise from top left: Red square, yes = yes embroidered in blue; pink square embroidered with 2 green faces connected by arrows; tan square embroidered with multicolored vegetables; off white square embroidered with multicolored shapes pointing inwards towards a circle; purple square embroidered with green gender fluid icon; brown square embroidered with outline of human and balanced justice scales; light purple square embroidered in red with hands holding a heart symbol; dark blue square embroidered with an orange outline of an unlocked padlock with wifi symbol; turquoise square embroidered with orange house outline; green square embroidered with yellow and purple icon for accessibility; yellow square embroidered with brown anatomical heart; orange square embroidered with white creative commons icon. These square encircle a center panel of rainbow fabric on which is overlaid a crosstitched “OER” panel.

Get Rid of Boxes

We, a team of 5 women at Portland State University in Portland, OR, spent some time brainstorming ways that we see care in praxis in open education and…

Octopus care

This (lady) Octopus is finding a way to care for herself so she can care for others. When Octopuses give birth, they stop doing everything – they don’t…

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