From the website:
"Increasingly troubled by gun violence in the United States, artist-activist and former educator Cathy DeForest decided it was time to catalyze individuals to create change. Inspired by the AIDS Quilt’s success in raising awareness of and shifting perspectives on HIV/AIDS, she imagined a nationwide project that would address gun violence through creative expression and inclusive dialogue.
Cathy invited a diverse group of individuals to create 18 x 24-inch panels conveying their visions on how to prevent gun violence. A core group of volunteers set the direction for Vision Quilt. They chose a map of the United States as the logo for Vision Quilt with the words Together We Can Prevent Gun Violence to show both the national focus of Vision Quilt as well as the intention of bringing diverse individuals together to create social change."