Open Artist Studio: Compilation Quilts

  • February 26, 2024
  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Space: Daffodil Classroom


Quilts provide warmth for us and those we love, but they also serve as visual markers of the past and are often passed down through generations. Artists will look at examples of quilts created by African American women in the community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, as well as contemporary works by Marta Minujín, who gives new life to mundane objects through sewing and vibrant color patterns, and the ever-growing AIDS Memorial Quilt, which honors the lives and stories of those lost to HIV/AIDS. After discussing how these objects represent the voices and histories of its owner, children will piece together their own canvas quilts using individual squares to represent themselves or a loved one.

Image Credit: Annie Bendolph, ‘Wild Goose Chase’ Variation With ‘Flying Geese’ Border, cotton, 82 x 74 inches, c. 1930. Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation.