Memory is one of the most powerful tools we have as writers. It is a launching pad and raw material for the imagination, putting the reader in our shoes. In this workshop, we’ll be taking our own memories beyond the boundaries of the written page, creating a story quilt using fabric, needle and thread.
Author, quilter, doll maker, and new Uptown Stories teacher Cozbi Cabrera will first help you focus in on a moment, a feeling or an event – any experience that is personal and unique to you. You’ll put your story down on paper, then start piecing together the visual that goes along with it, cutting out shapes, arranging and sewing a representation of your story. You’ll design and sew two story blocks: one to keep, and one that will be combined with fellow classmates’ blocks. In the end, we’ll have made the first Uptown Stories Story Quilt.
This workshop is perfect for those who have been missing a concrete, tactile art experience! Sewing skills are not necessary to participate. Each participant will receive a packet of fabric, including needles, thread, scissors, ruler and pencil.
Thanks to Uptown Stories' generous donors, we are offering this class at the special registration rate of $25.
Special thanks to Materials for the Arts for generously helping us with this workshop.