May 31, 2017
8pm EDT, 5pm CDT
So you want to make a community quilt! It’s fun to dive right it, but it’s wise to pause, ask yourself a few questions, and get some good advice. For instance, will your quilt have message? What are the best ways to incorporate a variety of points of view? Do you already know where the quilt will be displayed? Do you know who your collaborators will be? Or do you want to cast a wide net, and involve as many community members as possible? Do you have a space big enough to work with others? Do you have a hard deadline?
In this webinar, Lizzy Rockwell will share her nine years of experience making communal quilts as artistic director of Peace by Piece: The Norwalk Community Quilt Project. Peace by Piece is an intergenerational afterschool art program in Norwalk, Connecticut that mentors youth through quilting. With this group and others, Lizzy has designed and coordinated six community quilts (with a seventh in the works) which hang in public places.
The Growing Together Quilt was created in 2009-2010 and hangs in the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk. Along with the members of Peace by Piece, over 700 community members and 30 community organizations participated in the creation of this quilt. Listen in on this webinar to find out how.