VSA Tennessee Quilt Project

On Friday July 24, 2015, Art in Embassies Director Ellen Susman accepted the 40 Days Around the World Quilt, a unique work of textile are donated by former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, Jean Kennedy Smith.

Project TypeArt Collaboration

The quilt project, initiated by VSA Tennessee (a State affiliate of the VSA International Organization on Arts and Disability) patches together a collection of colorful squares submitted by artists from 36 different states and 39 countries. Celebrating the creative accomplishments and abilities of all people, AIE will display the quilt at U.S. Embassies and Ambassadors’ residences for many years to come.