APR 05 Workshop: Catch the Quilting Bug

Sashiko Sampler

Join the quiltmaking craze!

To celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival, artists Jennifer Lindsay and Alice Abrash focus on Japanese embroidery techniques in this final hands-on quilt workshop in conjunction with “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.

This workshop is designed to instruct and engage audiences ages 10 and up. Children ages 10–14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Recommended for individuals with basic hand sewing skills. Materials and instruction will be provided.

RESERVATIONS:

Required. The cost is $15 for non-members; $13 for members, seniors, and students. This workshop is currently at capacity. Please email reservations@nmwa.org to be added to the wait list.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Over time, quilts have been revered as nostalgic emblems of the past, dismissed as women’s work, and hailed as examples of American ingenuity. This exhibition breaks new ground by examining quilts through the lens of contemporary feminist theory in addition to exploring issues of anonymity versus authorship and fine art versus craft. The display showcases 35 18th–20th-century quilts from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection.