The March Quilts
About The March Quilts
In 2015, Bib & Tucker partnered with UAB’s Department of Art & Art History and the Birmingham Museum of Art to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches. After open sewing sessions yielded 461 quilt blocks, Sew-Op members stitched the blocks together to make three quilts that were installed in both the Selma Public Library and the Alabama Department of Archives in Montgomery during the anniversary.
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, collaborators decided to make TMQ an annual project. For 9 years, Bib & Tucker members choose a civil or human rights theme and facilitate open sewing sessions and discussion. During these sessions, participants create quilt blocks that express personal feelings about the theme. Bib & Tucker members then stitched the blocks into quilts.
In 2024 The March Quilts departed it birth organization to became its own non-profit under the leadership of Bib & Tucker Sew-Op's co-founder and former Executive Director Lillis Taylor.
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The March Quilts Project History
Learn more about Years 1 through 7 of The March Quilts.
Get Involved in Year 8
Year 8: A(MEND)
What does it mean to amend? Each of us has the ability to make small, intentional changes that can positively impact our communities and these changes begin with a single step, or stitch!
During Year 8 of The March Quilts, Bib & Tucker asked our communities to explore what A(MEND) means to them and how we can use art to advocate for the changes that we wish to see.