A photo of a large quilt with fans that are gold, red, and black.

Saturday, February 19, 2022 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Emma Eccles Jones Education Classroom | UMFA 

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What if a quilt wasn’t just a quilt, but also a map? In this activity we will explore how quilts can be maps—literally and symbolically—with insights gained from works of art in UMFA’s new exhibition Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts. This exhibition, on view through Sunday, May 15, 2022, is full of beautiful traditional and contemporary quilts, many of which use embroidery techniques to create maps. Get your compass ready to steer toward your own truth, as we create embroidered maps using thread, needle, and paper.

This activity is part of Sew Saturday on February 19, 2022 where admission is FREE ALL DAY 10 am to 5 pm. Advance tickets may be required. For latest ticketing info and to reserve your tickets visit here

Artist Unknown (Minnesota), Fans Quilt, 1922–23, rayon, wool, and army uniform wool with embroidery, image courtesy of the American Folk Art Museum, fift of Margaret Cavigga, photographer unidentified.

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts was organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
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International Arts & Artists in Washington, DC, is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally, through exhibitions, programs and services to artists, arts institutions and the public. Visit www.artsandartists.org  

Presenting Sponsor: ESRR Impact Endowment Fund

Curatorial Sponsor: Bank of America 
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Installation Sponsor: STEPHANIE AND TIM HARPST