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These quilts with messages about gun violence and racial injustice issues aim to discomfort

These quilts with messages about gun violence and racial injustice issues aim to discomfort

She found her inspiration in the overnight violence report sent every morning to her husband, a district leader for the Chicago public school system. It cataloged students who had been shot, stabbed and killed the night before.

Jacquie Gering said her husband wore that weight on his shoulders, and that they would watch the news, and the kids in those reports were never mentioned. She felt profoundly disturbed, so Gering did what she does best. She made a quilt.

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It featured a 5-foot tall black handgun with blood dripping out...

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