Ceramic Tile Quilt on display in Pittsburgh to raise awareness for domestic abuse

Giant ceramic quilt to raise awareness for domestic abuse

PITTSBURGH — The Dignity and Respect Campaign of Greater Pittsburgh hosted over 100 men, women and children to paint small ceramic tiles with words of encouragement to raise awareness for domestic abuse back in March during Women’s History Month.

On Tuesday evening, the campaign finally unveiled this year’s quilt to the public to guests in the Strip District at the Society for Contemporary Crafts.

Candi Castleberry Singleton, the founder of the Dignity and Respect Campaign, wanted this quilt to represent solidarity and support for women that could potentially be going through tough situations.

“The intent is that the women would know that the women in those situations would know that the women of Pittsburgh and the women of this nation care about them,” said Castleberry Singleton.

After the Strip District showing, the tile quilt will move to the first floor of the Allegheny County Courthouse and then to Bethlehem Haven, a homeless women’s shelter.