Community Quilt Exhibition and Auction

The Community Quilt Project
Interurban Gallery, One East Hastings, Vancouver

Opening Ceremonies: Friday, October 2, 2009
Exhibition: October 2 to October 23, 2009
Live and Silent Auction: October 24, 2009

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The Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts invites you to see the Community Quilt Exhibit and come to the Live and Silent Auction at the Interurban Gallery. The Community Quilt Project and Exhibit will give everyone a better understanding of our community and of the work and contribution of the Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts.

Community Quilt Opening Ceremonies
Friday, October 2, 2009
Doors open 7:45 pm
Interurban Gallery One East Hastings

Community Quilt Exhibition
October 14 to October 24, 2009
Wednesdays to Saturdays
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Interurban Gallery One East Hastings

Community Quilt Live and Silent Auction
October 24, 2009, 7:00 pm
Interurban Gallery One East Hastings

Click here for Community Quilt Stories

Advance bidding will be available on line on Friday, October 16

 All proceeds will go to create opportunities for more people to create, communicate, and connect, and to benefit the community groups who created and contributed their quilts.

 

The Community Quilt is our first Fabric Arts Project

Fabric arts provide opportunities for everyone to participate in creating community using fabric as the medium. Connections are created through these collaborative artistic endeavors between different communities in the neighborhood. The foundation of the Fabric Arts program is quilting.

The Community Quilt

The Community Quilt, a project of the Fabric Arts Program, which began in May 2009, was inspired by the treasured Women’s Memorial Quilt. Residents, cultural groups, and community groups were invited to contribute a square for a community quilt or create a quilt with their group. The quilts are exhibited for the community to enjoy and then auctioned to raise money for the Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts and the community groups who contributed.

The Community Quilt Story

Community quilting excites personal expression, connects people, and creates community. The Community Quilt project gave people from different communities with different life experiences the opportunity to learn an ancient craft, to create together in an open and encouraging environment, and to connect and come to know one another better in the process. Quilters had the opportunity to tell their story and talk about their work.

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Creating community with opportunities to experience personal creative expression and the creative expression of our community

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A project of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver