The March Quilts Year 8 - A(MEND) (2022)
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 will ask 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.
In 2022, in partnership with hosting organizations, the Sew-Op will facilitate in-person sewing sessions throughout Alabama. During these sessions, hosting sites will first facilitate discussions about how we can mend and amend in order to see positive change in our communities. Participants will then stitch a block that illustrates their feelings on topics from these discussions.
It is our hope that when these blocks are sewn together they will be a visual representation of the concerns of the community: quilts that are a catalyst for change as well as a tool for activism and engagement.
There is no limit on how a block can be made. Participants can incorporate words, illustrations, and even abstract designs to convey their message. The March Quilts project is open to everyone, regardless of sewing experience. It is the Sew-Op’s mission to make sewing more accessible to all, and we welcome all interested parties to take part in this program.