Draft PSA Advertising the Quilt Divas Project, where nine Finger Lakes fabric artists create an auction quilt to help women worldwide.
Each panel of the quilt quilt sections depicting projects that empower women's health care, education, nutrition, or micro-business.
The PSA shows the artists & panels representing:
*The Boma Fund bomafund.org - (Kenya, Africa) - Training and seed funding for Rural Entrepreneurs
*Maya Nut Program (Equilibrium Fund - theequilibriumfund.org) - (Central America & Mexico) - Sustainable Family Nutrition & Rain Forest Conservation
*Bead for Life - beadforlife.org - (Uganda, Africa) - Overcoming Rural Poverty by Developing Small Businesses
These programs fight poverty by empowering women & girls.
The Diva Quilt auction proceeds will benefit "Dining for Women" (diningforwomen.org) which funds women's charities worldwide. The quilt will travel the United States during 2010, with a silent auction at participating host "Dining For Women" chapters.
To host an auction, contact Miriam Bisk at Miriam.DFW@gmail.com
*PSA Producer: Bruce McKee (filming & editing) - brucemckee.org
*Background Music: Kevin MacLeod
Artwork, in order of appearance:
*Boma Fund panel - Mary Diamond - squareonpoint.com
*Maya Nut Tree panel - Ruth White
*Bead for Life panel - Sally Dutko - arttrail.com/artists/DUTKO.html
*Doll Collage/Dining for Women panel - Donna Roberts
Photos: From the websites of The Boma Fund, The Equilibrium Fund, and Bead for Life
Logos courtesy of Dining for Women, Quilt Divas