MAY 19 Firsthand Experience: “Women’s Work:” Survival Sewing Skills for the Game of Life

Learn the true meaning of women’s work!

During this workshop, D.C.-area artist, educator, and curator Jennifer Lindsay encourages participants to be strategic and empowers them to make and mend instead of throwing things away. Learn basic hand-sewing skills to survive the game of life as you create personal mini-quilts inspired by Rachel Whiteread’s Modern Chess Set (2005) in NMWA’s special exhibition Women House

This workshop will cover measuring, marking, and cutting fabric, and a variety of hand-sewing and finishing techniques.

Ages 8 and older are welcome; every child under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All materials will be provided. Bring any special fabrics or embellishments, including clean recycled clothing, that you want to use in your quilt, or share with others.


Jennifer Lindsay is a local artist, curator, and arts educator.  She is the President of The Center for Knit and Crochet, an emerging online museum. A maker all her life, Jennifer learned survival sewing skills from her mother. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband, Wade Lindsay.

Required. $25 general; $15 members, seniors, students. 

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Questions about a woman’s “place” resonate in our culture, and conventional ideas about the house as a feminine space persist. Global artists in Women House recast conventional ideas about the home through provocative photographs, videos, sculptures, and room-like installations.

National Museum of Women in the Arts