Museum features quilts from beggars community

Women and children in the Kathmandu beggars camp
Women and children in the Kathmandu beggars camp

Quilts created by women living in a beggars encampment in Kathmandu, Nepal, are on display through Oct. 9 at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. The exhibit also includes quilts made collaboratively between the beggar artisans and Nika Feldman, a traveling contemporary textile artist.

The quilt exhibition is organized by Quilts for Kids Nepal,, a project operating in the beggars encampment. The project provides work for economically challenged women, allowing groups of two to three generations to support themselves through quilting. Funds raised through the project are used solely to provide education for underprivileged children.

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