60/50 QUILTED CONVERSATIONS
MATERIALIZING CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
This is the first quilt in progress of the 60/50 community quilt project. Participants contribute a block that will be assembled, quilted and showcased at pop up exhibit. Each block is about civil and human rights.
The project aims to use creativity to spark conversations about different experiences.
There is still time to submit a block for a second quilt by October 1, 2016.
Common Table article
Below are some more interesting stories from the May 20 2016 meeting with Chris Worland, Curator Mary Worrall and Assistant Curator Aleia Brown.
The Hmong quilt:
A quilt from clothing of the Dachau survivors:
In 1991, Margaret Wood , an Indian American made this larger than life quilt. One half of the dress has Indian buttons and clothing and the figure is barefoot. The other half, has the clothing she wears for business, shoe, uniform. It shows the Western world w Navajo identity. There are also Navajo prints in corner. There is also a comb in back pocket