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Kim Alexis Newton


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the principles of sisterhood, scholarship, and service with a passion for social justice.  

As a proud member of the Divine Nine, I was honored when Beverly Smith, President & CEO commissioned me to develop this Special Edition Gift Quilt exclusively for the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta just in time for the 55th National Convention held in Atlanta Georgia.

Joy Power Service Special Edition Gift Quilt

Commemorating the sisterhood of the women of Delta Sigma Theta, this quilt is a soft, usable keepsake. As a timeless gift for self or others that can be passed down from generation to generation. 

Through the design, I wanted to capture the essence of the multigenerational women, each dynamic in their own right, that make Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated the organization it is today. Inspired by the presidential insignia, three women are nestled together within the Delta symbol and surrounded by lush violets.  Each woman adorned in the sorority’s symbolism reflects the spirit of Joy, Power and Service. I made sure there are embroidered touches everywhere – on the Delta, the violets, on their skin, hair and jewelry – to make this quilt extra special.

I’m proud to share 10% of the proceeds from this quilt will go to the Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF). 


  • Pre-washed, supersoft, luxe cotton voile
  • Lightweight for year-round use, ideal for warm or cool temperatures.
  • Embroidered touches with reversible design.
  • Quality materials that are easy to care for.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Special Edition, gift-ready packaging.

NOTE: Please note that this is a special edition quilt and should be delivered in EARLY FEBRUARY IF PURCHASED BY NOVEMBER 30th. Preordering as soon as possible is advised to ensure you will receive a quilt as soon as it is in stock. Once quilts are in stock, they will ship within 24 hours. FREE GROUND SHIPPING on all orders. Overnight and 2-Day options are available.


So much of who we are as women of African descent has been passed down from generation to generation. My grandmother taught me to quilt the traditional way when I was 21.  Ever since, I have been evolving into the textile artist I am today.  

Quilts can heal, inspire, comfort, and share generational stories. 

I created my line of gift quilts  to touch more people.  They are for those quiet moments when we do the hard work of dreaming, reflecting, healing, deciding, and motivating ourselves. I want to support people through the emotional journeys of life while making it easy to give a truly meaningful gift that warms the body and fortifies the spirit. 

A Message from President & CEO, Beverly Smith

“I commissioned this quilt as a gift to celebrate the Joy, Power and Service within each and every woman of Delta Sigma Theta.

Quilts have played an important role in telling our ancestors stories. So I thought this was a unique and symbolic way to capture the beauty, intelligence and selflessness of my sorors.  

I want it to serve as a warming reminder of the Joy In Our Sisterhood, The Power In Our Voice and Service In Our Heart.”


As a proud active member of the Divine Nine, I know the undeniable power of sisterhood.  As Black women, we have a bond.  Our shared experience has taught us that we are better together. This is why I have taken pleasure in developing this celebration of your sisterhood. 

As I observe the women of DST today, the joyful sisterhood, powerful voices and commitment to service in all you do are as evident as they are inspiring. 

When President and CEO Beverly Smith discussed the legacy she hopes to ignite by commissioning this special edition quilt exclusively for her sorors, she spoke of the past with fulfillment and of the future with confidence and pride.   

I want to personally thank her and the women of Delta Sigma Theta for such an amazing opportunity. 


Knowing Kim’s beautiful artistry and her impeccable attention to every detail, I was too excited to find out she had been commissioned to capture the spirit and legacy of Delta Sigma Theta in a commemorative quilt.  I can’t wait to wrap up in Joy, Power, and Service.

MElissa McKenZie, Kansas City Missouri Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta SororitY, Incorporated

“I received Kim’s Brave design earlier this year and I loved the way she reinvented the experience of receiving a quilt. I knew it would be a special way to bring to life the spirit of Joy, Power and Service. ”

Beverly Smith, President & CEO 2017-2021, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

“Kim is a talented and gifted artist. Her gift quilts are not only beautiful, and incredibly soft, but also nourish and uplift the soul. Such a unique way to show someone you care. I have gifted one of Kim’s other quilts already and I love that can share such a unique experience with my Sorors.”

Susan Chapman-Heughs, Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated


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