Stitches of Love Benefit
KnollTextiles and Milliken cordially invite you to a special reception to support the Love Quilt Project. Please join us during New York Textile Month as we celebrate how textiles can bring the world closer together. All proceeds will benefit The Love Quilt Project, a non-profit organization that connects children in the US and South Africa who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The organization also offers financial assistance to fund the cost of sending these children to school to brighten their lives and provide valuable skills for long-term support.
We look forward to a wonderful evening filled with South African wine & cuisine, music, and a special VIP reception. Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort will be our keynote speaker and Actor & Singer Patrick Wilson will sing a Broadway song. Guests will be able to help us create a special Love Quilt to be sent to a vulnerable child in South Africa. And many of the handmade quilts filled with messages of love created by the children will be on display, too!
Keynote remarks by
Li Edelkoort - Trend Forecaster
The Love Quilt Project builds relationships between South African and American children through education that teaches kindness, tolerance, and compassion to both groups. The children express what they have learned by drawing messages of love on small fabric squares that are stitched into quilts and distributed to individual children in South Africa’s hardest hit communities and to American children living in poverty many of whom have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The children who receive a Love Quilt are not only wrapped with the warmth of the blanket but also feel the support through the beautiful messages that have been stitched into their quilt. This psychological “hug” that the child feels knowing this quilt is only for them is priceless.
For each South African child who receives a quilt, a donation is made to help support their primary school education needs. Giving a South African child the emotional support of their Love quilt and providing the necessary education fees are both critical to accomplishing the mission of LQP.
Stitches of Love will celebrate the thousands of children we have reached while raising the necessary funds to provide the programs to more vulnerable American and South African children.