Art in the Garden: ‘Crazy’ Quilt – Making Memory with Community

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Art in the Garden: ‘Crazy’ Quilt – Making Memory with Community

Sunday, October 17, 2021, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

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One event on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 10:30 am

Included in Garden Admission

Come help create this uniquely American fiber folk art with artist, M.E. Guadalupe Rubi, in conjunction with her exhibition Spirit Sees Red. Learn basic stitching and embroidery, and share stories while sitting in the Garden.

We encourage you to bring a small piece of fabric that holds a special memory for you (approximately 3”x3”) to add to the collective art quilt and share stories related to your fabric. Stories will be collected from participants with the final quilt being donated to the permanent art collection at Queens Botanical Garden.

“Crazy Quilting” is an approach to quilting that uses a layering technique to create asymmetrical patchwork. The “crazy” approach to quilting swaps careful geometric designs for a more individualistic approach that incorporates irregular shapes and a variety of fabrics. ‘Crazy Quilting’ is believed to have originated in Philadelphia in the late 1800’s, and it was a technique used by women from all classes to utilize fabric scraps that were considered to be too small for traditional quilting.

Registration required. Walk-ups welcome upon availability. Included in Garden Admission. Note: Garden Admission is free on Sundays, 9-11am.***

***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with ID – $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) – $2, Children (3 and under) – FREE, Members – FREE.*

Location: Visitor & Administration Building Terrace

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The exhibition, Spirit Sees Red, is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps.


Sunday, October 17, 2021
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Included in Garden Admission
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