Sunday Fun Day: Gee’s Bend Quilts

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Sunday Fun Day: Gee’s Bend Quilts

February 26, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, February 26, 2023 –1:00pm to 4:00pm

Storytime Room

This Black History Month art project was inspired by the women of Gee’s Bend, who live in a small and remote black community in Alabama, and have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces now recognized as a unique art form and a significant African-American cultural contribution to the art history of the United States. Their quilts are bold, colorful, and distinctive and feature fabric re-purposed from their families’ clothing and household items. We will use scrap paper to repurpose collages in the style of these distinctive quilts!

Este proyecto de arte del Black History Month fue inspirado por las mujeres de Gee’s Bend, que viven en una comunidad pequeña y remota en Alabama, y ​​han creado cientos de obras maestras de edredones ahora reconocidas como una forma de arte única y una importante contribución cultural afroamericana a la historia del arte de los Estados Unidos. Sus edredones son coloridos y distintivos y cuentan con telas reutilizadas de la ropa y los artículos para el hogar de sus familias. ¡Usaremos papel de desecho para reutilizar collages al estilo de estos edredones distintivos!

今天的黑人历史月创作活动的灵感来自 Gee’s Bend 的织被女,她们生活在阿拉巴马州一个偏远狭小的黑人社区,制作了成百上千的被子,她们的作品现在被公认为一种独特的艺术形式,作为非裔美国人的文化传统对美国艺术史做出了重要的贡献。他们的被子创意鲜明、色彩鲜艳、与众不同,很多的面料都来自于家居服装和用品的回收材料。今天我们也将使用回收废纸仿照她们独特的被子风格创作拼贴画!

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.


February 26, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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