Fabric Arts and Community Quilts

quiltThe Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts hosts workshops in different types of fabric arts. 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 the different communities in the neighborhood. The foundation of the Fabric Arts program is quilting.

The Community Quilt Project

The Community Quilt Project is inspired by the treasured Women’s Memorial Quilt. Residents, cultural groups, and community groups are 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.

Community quilting excites personal expression, connects people, and creates community. The Community Quilt project gives 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 have the opportunity to tell their story and talk about their work.

The Community Quilt Project
May 18, 2009 to October 20, 2009
Mondays and Tuesdays 1:00 to 4:00 pm

The Community Quilt Exhibition
October 2 to October 23, 2009
Wednesday to Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm

The Community Quilt Live and Silent Auction
October 24, 2009, 7:00 pm

Interurban Gallery
One East Hastings, Vancouver

People interested in creating fabric art workshops are invited to contribute their ideas by email to info@decentreforthearts.com

A project of the Community
Arts Council of Vancouver


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