Welcome Blanket Gallery
The Welcome Blanket Project aims to connect people already living in the United States residents with our country’s new immigrants through stories and handmade blankets, providing both symbolic and literal comfort and warmth. At the same time, the project offers a positive, hands-on way to understand the scope of a 2000-mile border wall and to subvert it from an idea of exclusion to one of inclusion. By participating in this project, people will also come together to talk about immigration policy and how it affects real-live people.
MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta) is Welcome Blanket’s 2018 project host!
Welcome Blanket will be part of MODA’s “Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism” exhibition,
from June 3 to September 9, 2018. Betsy Greer is the curator.
Piedmont Yarn sent 17 Welcome Blankets to MODA
The Welcome Blanket inaugural show was at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago
from July 18 through December 17, 2017.
Piedmont Yarn sent 28 Welcome Blankets to the Smart Museum.