April’s meeting: Sarah Nishiura Guest Lecture! Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 14, 2016

This Sunday, April 17 we will be hosting the fabulous Sarah Nishiura for her lecture, “Community and Quilting”!

From Sarah –

Community and QuiltingAs members of the CMQG know very well, quiltmaking can be a slow and solitary practice which can sometimes be hard to sustain. Throughout history, quiltmakers have sought out community for support, guidance, and company, and these community groups, formal and informal, have played an important role in the development of the craft. This lecture will examine the relationship of communities and quiltmaking by first considering  what being part of a community has meant to quilters historically, and then examining the ways that quilters today define themselves and their work by the communities from which they come, and the communities that they create. Finally, we will look at how quilt communities have helped to present quilts to a broader audience, fostering an understanding of quilting as an important and relevant craft which  influences the broader culture outside of the quilting world.

Edgewater Community Quilt: Edgewater Library Public Art Commission sewn and designed by Sarah Nishiura, including the stitches of  120 Edgewater neighborhood community members, 2015.

For more information on our talented speaker, please visit our previous post on the event {here}, or her website {here}.
Please join us this Sunday at:
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Rush Oak Park Hospital
Centennial Room
520 S. Maple Ave
Oak Park, Il 60304

Can’t wait to see you all there!

– written and posted by Erin Davis

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna