Growing a grass-roots collaborative art project: Reflections of Ourselves, presented by SAQA

Online Event
2pm ET (GMT/UTC -4)

Four years ago, Tracey Lawko decided to create a large textile artwork celebrating Canada’s rich cultural heritage. She sought broad participation from across the country, with diversity represented in techniques, materials, age, economic means, social status, and more. Over 100 Indigenous, settler, and immigrant Canadians created a textile leaf to honor their cultural heritage.

Tracey will discuss creating “Reflections of Ourselves” and the new-to-her task of producing a documentary. The documentary showcases the artwork, exhibition, and interviews with artists. A grant from the Ontario Arts Council funded this project.


Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, Quilt Alliance, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific) each Wednesday.

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