FEB 23 Workshop: Catch the Quilting Bug

Yo-Yo Madness

Get wound up learning about the Yo-Yo quilt tradition and techniques! 

Want to try your hand at quilt making techniques but don’t know where to start? Artists Jennifer Lindsay and Alice Abrash offer the first of three hands-on quilt workshops in conjunction with “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.

These workshops are designed to instruct and engage audiences ages 10 and up. Children ages 10–14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for individuals of all skill levels. Materials and instruction will be provided. 


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. 


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.

National Museum of Women in the Arts