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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…

Red plaid nightgown with white piping down the front.

Plaid Memories

I am sending red plaid from a nightgown worn during graduate school (1980’s) where I was a student assistant staffing the Data Analysis Lab at Penn State. The…

Red upper half with radio tower and book, black patterned lower half with concentric circles or yellow, orange, red appliqued

What is your purpose?

Increasingly in Melbourne you are met with Womin Djeka a Kulin nation greeting, often translated as welcome – more precisely as: welcome – what is your purpose? Having…

Artwork of a tree in a boat crossing a rough see

An Image of Hope

Our contribution to the quilt is called ‘Hope’ by Leicester-based artist George Sfougaras, who very kindly made a screen print of his image onto fabric so it could…

Fuck Lists - embroidered on red fabric

Lists are nice.

One of the more productive responses that underrepresented people in tech and ed tech have taken to Manels, keynote slots at conferences, and social media bubbles is to…

Quilt square - colorful fabric and a girl with a hula hoop at center

A few threads of joy

I was so excited when the announcement for the #femedtechquilt project appeared. I started my quilting journey in March of 2013. I have always been inspired by my…

Swallow representing hope

Hope

This isn’t at all what I’d planned, but moving into the new year, all I could think about was hope, and how much we needed hope. The swallow…

I know why the caged bird sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I challenged myself to design a no-sew block to encourage participation in the quilt by those with an aversion to sewing. The detailed story of its construction is…

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