Coming in May
Community Service Workshops
Note: use this link to sign up for either or both May workshops.
Saturday, May 18: Social Justice Sewing Academy
This is our second year working with the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA)—an art program that bridges artistic expression with activism. By using textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion SJSA empowers youth to become agents of social change.
This year there will be a variety of activities depending on how many SJSA students join us for the workshop. We are looking for 10-12 EBHQ members to either:
• Work one-one-one, mentoring a local high school student for the day to make a block or mini quilt, helping each student realize their design.
• Embroider and embellish blocks that have already been made.
• Put together embellished blocks into quilts.
We’d like you to bring your sewing machines and some thread that the students may use under your supervision or that you can use to put blocks together into quilts.
Be advised that the students’ work generally focuses on political issues they are facing in today’s complex world and may be controversial. The blocks and mini-quilts are generally made by cutting fabric and gluing it to a background which is then later stitched and embellished.
There is no workshop fee and we’ll do a pot luck lunch.
Have you won an award? Do you have a quilt in a show? Email us so that we can feature your accomplishments here.