Art Action Project and WPR Team Up for Community Quilt
The Art Action Program and Wyoming Public Radio have come together to make a community quilt.
The quilt will be pieced together over three separate sessions, the first of which will be held on Monday, August 13 at QuiltEssentials, located at 314 S 2nd Street from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The following sessions will be held Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Laramie Civic Center, located at 710 E Garfield.
According to a press release, community members are asked to donate "a crazy square, piece of fabric, clothing, or scrap that tells a story about Laramie." Those who donate fabric are also encouraged to pin a story to their donations explaining the story behind the fabric.
Anyone in the Laramie community is invited to the quilting events. Fabric squares may also be dropped off at the Albany County Public Library until the first event, though donations will also be accepted at the quilt building events. Those who plan on attending are asked to bring their own sewing machines if possible.
During the assembly of the quilt, Wyoming Public Radio reporter Melodie Edwards will record oral stories behind the fabrics for her series, "I Respectfully Disagree". Edwards' interviews and conversations will focus on issues that concern Laramie residents such as: Matthew Shepard's legacy, economic development, and the Pilot Hill land project.
"It is a community quilt project designed to bring together people for conversation and tell stories" said Art Action Project co-creator June Glasson in a press release. Glasson added that "The goal of our Laramie quilt to tell the story of Laramie's past, bring to light issues of the present, and celebrate our dreams for the future."
For any other information or questions about the community quilt or quilt building events, please contact Sydney Stein by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email Melodie Edwards at email@example.com.