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Kim Alexis Newton


In 1904, six truly visionary young men led by Henry McKee Minton founded Sigma Sigma Pi Phi (ΣΠΦ), also known as The Boulé —  the first Greek letter African-American Fraternity. With over 5,000 members and 139 chapters throughout the United States, England and The Bahamas, the organization’s legacy and impact is global

I’m excited to share with you The Boulé Quilt. As a proud Archousa, I designed this Special Edition Gift Quilt exclusively for the Archons of Sigma Pi Phi just in time for the 56th Grand Boule held in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

The Boulé Quilt A Special Edition Gift Quilt

Commemorating Minton’s vision, this is a double-sided quilt is a soft, usable keepsake. A timeless gift for self or others that can be passed down from generation to generation. 

I wanted to create a warming reminder of the timeless principles of the higher manhood the founders envisioned – Wisdom, Faith and Brotherhood, and that a fraternal bond of distinguished men knowing the best of one another could enhance the quality of life for all of us.  

In 1904 these six men were young professionals. I chose to represent them in their visionary youth adorned in characteristic formal attire with a gold embroidered nameplate. To make the quilt extra special I highlighted each founder’s name, skin and dignified attire with embroidered touches.

I’m proud to share 10% that of the proceeds from this quilt will go to the Mannford Byrd, Jr. Educational Fund.


  • Double-sided design
  • 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.
  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Special Edition, gift-ready packaging.

NOTE: Limited quantities of quilts are in stock and ready for immediate shipment. This will be the last time to order this quilt. Once the current supply is sold, the quilt will be retired.


So much of who we are as people 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 Grand Sire Archon, Dwayne M. Murray

Today, the legacy of Sigma Pi Phi remains true to its original purpose because of the phenomenal vision of our six extraordinary founders.  These young men envisioned a close fraternal union of Black men of distinction to seek mutual benefit and enhance their underserved communities that is living strong today.  

This Special Edition quilt honors the legacy of our founders and should be a warming reminder of the principles of the higher level of manhood they envisioned of all of us – Wisdom, Faith and Brotherhood. By knowing the best of one another our bond and leadership can enhance the quality of life for all of us.  

Grand Sire Archon 2020-2022

Dwayne M. Murray 


As a proud Archousa, I was honored to create this Special Edition for the Archons of Sigma Pi Phi. My Archon, Nikki Newton and I have been members of Theta Boule in Kansas City for over over a decade.

Sigma Pi Phi remains true to its original purposes of enhancing the professional and interpersonal lives of its members and contributing to the enhancement of underserved communities.  I admire that mission.

When presented with this opportunity I wanted to not only deliver a quality piece that honored the founders, but also a quilt that would be cherished for generations to come.

To the distinguished men of Sigma Pi Phi in honor of nearly 120 years of contributions thank you for such an amazing opportunity. 


I am proud of my Archousa for her commitment to creating a handsome piece of memorabilia for my beloved Sigma Pi Phi.

This has been a dream for Kim to launch this line of Gift Quilts. Thank you to my Boulé brothers and their Archousai for supporting her.

Archon Nikki Newton, Theta Boulé

“Quilts hold special meaning in our community. This Special Edition Quilt was made exclusively for the men of The Boulé to honor our founders, their vision and serve as a keepsake that can be shared across generations.  I thank Archousa Newton for  developing this warming keepsake that can be shared across generations. .”

Dwayne Murray, Grand Sire Archon 2020-2022, Alpha Xi Boulé

My wife has been a fan of Kim’s line of gift quilts since and they launched.

This quilt should be among every Archons most prized possessions… it is another way to support the Boulé Foundation with 10% going to the Mannford Bird, Jr. Educational Fund.

Archon Jon Gray, Theta Boulé



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