In this first meeting, we will introduce the project and its historical context, as well as a beginning discussion of quilts as memory-holders. There will be time to introduce yourself and reflect on how you'd like to be involved in this project.
This week, we'll talk about the master quilters of Gee's Bend, Amish quilts, and friendship quilts. We'll also start with quilts 101—what are quilt blocks, how to read a quilt, and piecing with straight pieces! If you don't know how to sew or quilt, this is a great place to start!
This week, we'll cover Indigenous quilting practices and basic piecing with triangles and diamonds.
This week we'll discuss abolition quilts and learn how to piece circles and curves!
This week we will discuss additional ways quilts have been used as resistance through history, and how to appliqué!
This week we'll talk about quiltmakers currently working and putting the layers of the quilt together!
This week we'll start the part of quilt-making known as quilting—the actual stitches that bind quilts together—whether that's by hand, machine, or tying!