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postponed

Family Saturday

Stitching Stories with the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters
  • Dates:
    Postponed, check back soon for new date.
  • Ages:
    All ages
  • Where:
    1911 Pacific Avenue
  • Tickets:

    Included with admission

  • Accessibility:

    Mobility accessible

Family Saturday: Stitching Stories with the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters
Saturday, November 6, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Included with museum admission, FREE for members
For the safety of participants, this in-person event has been postponed until COVID infection rates are reduced. Please check back soon for a new date and time.

Meet the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters as they share their fiber arts creations and the stories behind them. Then, try your hand at patterning squares that tell your own story, guided by our own quilter, WSHS Director Jennifer Kilmer!

To learn more about quilts, you can also see the exhibit Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts on the fifth floor of the museum. This traveling exhibition from the American Folk Art Museum in New York features quilts spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. This collection of quilts shows a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.

Image courtesy Pacific Northwest African American Quilters