Community Quilt-Making Workshops
COMMUNITY QUILT-MAKING WORKSHOPS Friday October, 14, 5-9 PM Saturday, October 15, 10:30AM – 2:30PM Saturday, October 15, 3PM – 7PM
Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
The New York City AIDS Memorial is thrilled to partner with textile design studio Maharam and the National AIDS Memorial on a series of free, public Community Quilt-Making Workshops at the Whitney Museum of American Art to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, the response of the creative community has been essential to raising awareness and support for those affected by the disease. In this spirit, we have invited artists and collaborators to lead a series of quilting workshops at which members of the public who have been impacted by the epidemic can create new panels that will be added to the Quilt.
Over the course of two days, these three workshops will provide a forum for cross-generational conversation, continuing the intention of the activists who first imagined the Quilt—to inform, to share, and to build community. The workshops will also be attended by the National AIDS Memorial’s Gert McMullin, one of the six activists who began the Quilt in 1987 and who has managed, maintained, and conserved the artwork ever since. Each workshop can accommodate the creation of sixteen new quilt panels. Attendees should bring written reflections on who they would like to memorialize along with any ephemera (photographs, trinkets, etc.) to be added to the quilt. Other supplies will be provided, including textiles and other quilting materials supplied by Maharam.
Participating artists include: Polly Apfelbaum, Chris Bogia, Travis Boyer, Justin Chance, Stephanie Crawford, Poppy DeltaDawn, Marcel Dzama, Daniele Frazier, Peter Hristoff, Anthony Iacono, Caitlin Keogh, Mike Linskie, Reverend Joyce McDonald, Sophy Naess, Jordan Nassar, Jessi Reaves, Elaine Reichek, Tuesday Smillie, Alessandro Teoldi, and Qualeasha Wood.
For more information on the New York City AIDS Memorial, visit www.nycaidsmemorial.org
Support for these workshops has been generously provided by the New York City Council Speaker Initiative (LGBTQIA+ Caucus) and by the National AIDS Memorial, San Francisco.
This event is free but requires registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-quilt-making-workshops-tickets-423771210097