The Leather Quilt Project is history of Leather Pride, in the now.
On November 3, 2005 a madcap idea of making a “Leather Tribal Quilt” somehow managed to get conceived and sort of bubbled out of the mind of Master Steve of Butchmanns. In its first conception it was to be used as a fundraiser for South Plains Leatherfest’s International Master and slave travel fund and got donated to the Leather Archives and Museum (located in Chicago but serving the world). Wiser folk identified that ‘fundraiser’ and ‘donating’ and ‘travel fund’ might get all mixed up and they complained that it was too complicated an idea. One individual suggested it was somehow a secret plot to generate funds for personal use. To put all doubts to bed, the idea matured and blossomed into its current status; The Leather Tribe Quilt. It is now its own beast – a moveable part of leather pride.
The Leather Quilt has grown too heavy to ship in one case now. It had to be split into two displays and can now attend even more events around the country. If you don’t see every panel in the display, that is the reason. Every year the curators will exchange the travel cases so all the panels can circulate all around the nation.