I'm working on a project with the Alameda County Library - Newark Branch - that I'm pretty excited about!
As a part of this project — "Tell My Immigrant Story" — immigrant families of Newark, California, who decide to participate, will receive fabric and everything else necessary to create a mini art quilt to display as a family heirloom.
The library's group of volunteers will then make a large quilt consisting of replicated pieces of the small story quilts made by the community. They will display it in the new library building they will move into next spring.
I'll be working with the group, helping them to develop their story blocks, offering suggestions for ways they might "tell their story," with cloth and ephemera.
The project was funded by California Humanities.