Vision Quilt

The GGS Vision Quilt project provides a creative outlet for people of all ages to express and share their feelings about gun violence.

The local project was inspired by Vision Quilt, a nonprofit founded in 2016 in Ashland, Oregon, by Cathy DeForest, a former educator. Cathy’s vision was to replicate the world-wide reaction to the AIDS Memorial Quilt of the 1980’s and to increase accessibility by making the current rendition digital. The digital quilt features high-quality photos of panels created by people from around the country.

The concept is simple: you create an 18” x 24” panel on fabric provided by GGS with your message about the issue of gun violence, then email a photo of the panel to Vision Quilt, which then adds the panel to its national digital quilt.

Cathy has created an inspiring video just for GGS; see below.

You can keep your panel to use any way you’d like: frame it, wear or carry it at public demonstrations and/or hopefully loan it to GGS for inclusion in potential public displays.

The national quilt can be viewed at with those from Kansas City displayed at For more information or to request material for a panel, contact us at [email protected]