Community Quilt Lightning Talks (Part 2)

Educational Video

The second part of this series includes presentations by Lea McComas, Penny Mateer, and M. Camille Eaton Romig about their community quilt projects.

Lea McComas
The Border Wall Quilt Project is a visual representation of the discussion about the proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States and provides a venue to explore all aspects of the immigration issue and what it would mean to those on both sides. The project currently includes over 300 works of art by nearly 200 artists from 34 states and 5 countries.

Penny Mateer
Pole-2-Polls is a non-partisan, community-made textile public art project to get out the vote. A dedicated group of volunteers assemble Vote! signs that are distributed free of charge. No skills are necessary and everyone is welcome. Vote! signs are visual reminders that voting is both a right and a privilege. Our votes count. Voting is our first step to speaking up and speaking out.

M. Camille Eaton Romig
Community Threads: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art Project was a community-based fiber arts piece designed and constructed over the course of 18 months that used the public library as a resource, a community gathering place, and a venue to display the work-in-progress and after completion. The project used the practice of “slow stitch” to assemble a piece based on the double helix of DNA, incorporating donated fabrics, buttons, and other scraps from the citizenry in the library’s service area and beyond.


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