Join us for a community quilting workshop and cross cultural dialogue.
Japanese American and African Americans migrated to Chicago in unprecedented numbers in the 1940s, indelibly changing the landscape of the city.
In this workshop - individuals will share their own family stories, we will explore the legal, policy, and cultural climate shaping this migration, and explore the role of quilting as a form or artistic production and cultural resistance.
As an extension of our discussion of migration, quilting, and community, participants will work together to stitch the pieces of a community quilt top. Based on the traditional "Postage Stamp" pattern, we will use a simple method to piece together squares as a means of creating one unified quilt made of hundreds of diverse and colorful fabrics.