The ReQuilt uses quilting to paint a full picture of reproductive rights in America. Compiled by CMU BHA student Sanna Legan from anonymously submitted stories, the ReQuilt aims to normalize and amplify the universal narrative surrounding reproductive rights, through the subjects of abortion, menstruation, birth control, misogyny in medicine, and sex education. Combined, these categories provide an outlet of expression, around issues that are extremely stigmatized and considered shameful. The ReQuilt creates a community that has not before been allowed to exist. Many of these stories have never been told before. Sanna writes: “During this harrowing time, where we see the relentless attack of reproductive rights and freedom, the ReQuilt wants to redefine how we see and understand the reproductive experience.”
The ReQuilt was supported by Microgrant #2021-009 from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.