The Welcome Blanket Project aims to connect people already living in the United States residents with our country’s new immigrants through stories and handmade blankets, providing both symbolic and literal comfort and warmth. At the same time, the project offers a positive, hands-on way to understand the scope of a 2000-mile border wall and to subvert it from an idea of exclusion to one of inclusion. By participating in this project, people will also come together to talk about immigration policy and how it affects real-live people.
Jayna Zweiman: Founder/Artist
Hadassah Margolis: COO
Kat Coyle: Designer of "Come Together Blanket"
Abira Ali: Artist
Andrea Miller: Packaging Design and Branding
Hayley Helmreich: Tutorial Production
Liz Leong: Media Relations
Ingrid Wilcox: Social Media and Editor and Operations
Sydney Walters: Social Media
Betsy Heafitz: Consulting Editor
Stefanie Kamerman: Operations
Ivy Krysiak: Marketing Consultant
There have been dozens of people who have contributed to the crafting of Welcome Blanket. We would like to extend a gigantic thanks to:
Alison Gass, the Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago
The entire Welcome Blanket team at the Smart Museum, especially:
Michael Christiano, John Harness, C.J. Lind, Dorian Nash, and Josephine Mcentee
and Laura Flusche Executive Director of MODA, Janelle Miniter and Nicole Meyers.
and Beth McLaughlin, Curator at Fuller Craft
Naomi Steinberg, Director of Refugee Council USA