The Glasgow Prisoner Solidarity Fundraiser Quilt

The work of prison abolition is both ideological and material. Along with challenging current narratives around the role of prisons, abolitionists work to support and care for people experiencing harm and state violence right now. Quilting has long been intertwined with the abolitionist cause, with the first known fundraising quilt being used to support the abolition of slavery in 1836.

I decided to connect this rich history with the struggle in Glasgow today, so I reached out to the Glasgow Prisoner Solidarity collective to collaborate. I have created this quilt to be used as the prize in a fundraising raffle for GPS, and you are encouraged to take part! The fundraiser is open from 31st May 2022 to 12th June 2022, however, feel free to support the collective outside those dates.

How to take part

  1. Make a donation directly to the Glasgow Prisoner Solidarity GoFundMe online. Give generously, based on what you can afford, with a minimum donation of £5.* Link here: gofund.me/45ee6cf9
  2. Forward your email receipt from the GoFundMe to solidarityquilt@gmail.com. One entry per person please.
  3. Share widely! Follow @glasgowprisonersolidarity on Instagram to share their fundraising post.

A name will be drawn on 13th June 2022, and I will contact the winner by email to get their prize quilt to them.

Good luck!