Crowdsourced quilting at Sweet Tree

Mar 06, 2014
Photo illustration by themonumentquilt.org

Hope — Quilters and other community members are invited to participate in creating a nationwide historic quilt display for the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Sweet Tree Arts will host ongoing Monument Quilt workshops Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 17 and continuing through May.

Materials and sewing machines are provided and/or participants may bring their own. Theo workshops will be facilitated by Alexis Iammarino, Kali Bird Isis and Lindsay Pinchbeck.

The Monument Quilt is conceived as a public healing space by and for survivors of rape and abuse. It will be a collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse; by stitching our stories together, we are creating and demanding public space to heal. People are invited create their own quilt square for this national project. Blanketing over one mile of the National Mall, thousands of fabric squares will be stitched together to spell “NOT ALONE.” For more information, visit themonumentquilt.org.

Sweet Tree Arts is located at the intersection of 235 and 105 on Hope Corner, across from Hope General Store. For more information, call 763-2770 or email sweettreearts@gmail.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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