The Electric Quilt Company supports local and national causes/groups of various types. Below are some of our current and previous contributions.
Black Lives Matter Movement
The Electric Quilt Company stands in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and every fight against racism in America and across the globe. While we support all races and cultures, the racial injustice spotlight is currently focused on the BLM movement, which is a great step in the right direction for racial equality. We believe every effort, no matter the size, will help speed up change to make our world a better place for everyone.
As a company, we are doing the following to support the BLM movement:
- EQ has made a company donation to the following charities: Black Lives Matter, The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Color Of Change, and The ACLU.
- EQ has made an additional donation (to Black Lives Matter) of 10% of our total profits during our Fourth of July sale (July 1-5, 2020) at ElectricQuilt.com.
- EQ will use its platform to feature EQ users of all races, cultures, and beliefs.
As we have in the past and will continue into the future, EQ will support diversity and inclusion within our company, on our social media platforms, and through donations to charities and movements supporting racial and social justice.
Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change
The Electric Quilt Company is a sponsor of the Toledo Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibit and their Radical Tradition Quilting Bee beginning November 21, 2020.
Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change brings historical and contemporary works together in critical dialogue to consider how quilts have been used to voice opinions, raise awareness, and enact social reform in the U.S. from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Disrupting our expectations of quilts as objects that provide warmth and comfort, this exhibition will explore the complicated and often overlooked stories quilts tell about the American experience, offering new perspectives on themes including military action and protest, civil rights, gender equality, queer aesthetics, and relationships with land and the environment. While addressing these powerful themes, Radical Tradition will highlight how the strategies and materials of quiltmaking over nearly two centuries have called into question long-established hierarchies, both in the art world and in society at large. Incorporating a wide range of media—from cotton and wool to salvaged wood, paint, and celluloid film—the objects on view will challenge traditional definitions of what a quilt is and the form it can take.
The Electric Quilt Company has supported or continues to support the local chapters of the following organizations: