CMQG/BNMQG Meet-Up: “Quilts and Human Rights” Exhibit at Pick Museum of Anthropology

August 3, 2017
If you like meeting new quilters and learning about quilts from around the world, then the Chicago MQG/Bloomington Normal MQG meet-up is for you! 

The Pick Museum’s 2016 exhibit “Storytelling: Hmong American Voices”
On Saturday, September 23, from 9:30am to 1:30pm, our guild will meet in DeKalb, halfway between Chicago and Bloomington Normal, to have brunch and view the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s upcoming exhibit “Quilts and Human Rights.”

“Quilts and Human Rights” features 45 quilts from around the world that honor champions of human rights and document human rights abuses, and also examines how quilts can be used as a means to raise awareness of social issues. The exhibit showcases the work of underrepresented quiltmakers as well as some you may know including Chawne Kimber, Denyse Schmidt, Jacquie Gering, Eric Suszynski, Carole Harris, and the Social Justice Sewing Academy. Also included in the exhibit is the Chicago MQG’s own Jennifer Benoit-Bryan!

The textiles collection at the Pick Museum of Anthropology

The day will begin with plenty of social time and brunch at a local restaurant and continue with a tour of “Quilts and Human Rights” as well as a special behind the scenes tour of the Pick Museum’s collection of over 1,200 textiles from around the world. You won’t want to miss this!

All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

This month’s meeting is on Sunday, August 20 from 2-5pm

Meeting location:

Rush Oak Park Hospital 
Centennial Room 
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, IL 60304 

A list of our meetings can be found here.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna