By Chinta Strausberg
The Social Justice Sewing Academy exhibit was created by Sara Trail, 23, a graduate from Harvard University, who majored in education. She has been sewing since she was 4 years old and is an author of two nationally published books.
“These quilts are a collaborative effort typically of marginalized youth living in urban areas, Black, white, Latino,” said her mother, Katrinka Trail.
“They create each block and about 600 volunteer embroiderers across the country embroider the blocks and mail them back to the Social Justice Sewing Academy, where Sara puts them into large collaborative art quilts.”
The quilts travel the country, according to her mother. Her daughter could not attend the King PUSH Excel 29th Dr. King breakfast held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 151 E. Wacker Drive.