cul•ture | kuhl-cher |
the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group.
This year we are going to explore how the stories from various cultures, our own and others, can be expressed through quilting. Each quarterly prompt will challenge you to discover the influences of various cultures as they relate to who you are as a person. In essence, it is Your Story in four parts.
1st Quarter Challenge: “The Story of Me – Create a quilt that explores your cultural identity.”
2nd Quarter Challenge: “The Story of Them – Create a quilt that explores a culture that has been impactful in your life, but is not your own culture”
3rd Quarter Challenge: “The Story of Us – Create a quilt that explores living in a multicultural world”
4th Quarter Challenge: “Self-Portrait – Create a portrait quilt that explores culture”
Size Requirements: As the author of your story, you get to determine the size needed to tell it. From micro-mini to king size quilts, it’s the story that counts.
Due Dates: There are no quarterly due dates, only the end of the year due date where you will show off your quilt story.
Join the Conversation: Check out these resources regarding the intersection of culture and quilting. Have you found a great resource you’d like to share? Email us a link and we’ll add it to the list.
- “The Quilting Tradition” by Shantay Robinson
- World Quilts: The American Story, The International Quilt Museum
- 3 Things About a World Quilt
- “Women’s Work: Social Relations of Quilting” by Lora J. Bristow
- “Quilting a Patchwork of Latin American and Caribbean Identity” by Seph Rodney
- “The Subversive Power of Quilting” by Sarah Rose Sharp