About this Event
Join Houston artist Marley Foster for WHAT PROTECTS: COMMUNITY QUILTING WORKSHOP on Saturday, December 16, from 10:30 AM - `1:30 PM.
Quilts are personal diaries, legacies of place and of family. In Flag Diary (What Protects), a new program of public works, join Houston artist Marley Foster in creating a community quilt that tests how these complicated objects help us process the personal while also speaking the language of public discourse.
In community quilting workshops, come learn basic quilt block patterning and embroidery skills while discussing quilts’ role in the history of the U.S. and contemporary art. You will be able to make two or more quilt patches: one to contribute to the community quilt, and the other to take home. On these patches, you will use embroidery techniques to stitch words or phrases of things that protect you onto repurposed fabric.
All ages and skill levels are welcome, no sewing experience required!
Supplies will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring old fabrics of your own in the project color scheme (blues, whites, browns/creams) - sheets, curtains, clothes, and more will help leave a bit of yourself behind in the quilt.
This project is made possible through support from The Idea Fund and Art League Houston.
Workshops are totally free, but advanced registration is required. Seats are limited. Hope to see you sewing!
Please note: Reservations are required to attend as space is limited. For attendants under the age of 17, a parent or legal guardian is needed to attend. Before reserving a seat, please read the Art League School in-person policies by visitning this like: https://www.artleaguehouston.org/in-person-class-policies. By reserving a seat for a workshop at Art League Houston, you agree to the Art League School policies (please review terms and conditions before registering which are subject to change). This program is free to attend. Materials and supplies are provided
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, United States