In the June/July 2020 issue of american craft, Hrag Vartanian writes,
“Craftspeople are a force, providing a shelter with their work, ideas, and comfort in sensitivity. The craft community records our world — with every loose thread, shard of pottery, shaving of wood — and creates stories we may not be able to read yet, but will in the future.”
This king-size quilt is the embodiment of 2020 for many of us in the maker community. The quilt top is made from the scraps of thousands of fabric face masks. Sewn in memory of those lost, sewn in honor of those struggling to survive, sewn to commemorate the hours of unpaid labor of thousands (maybe millions) of women around the world who cut, stitched, threaded elastic, packed, delivered, and repeated this every day/week/month of 2020.
Quilt in remembrance of those affected by COVID-19 to be displayed at Cambridge library - Wicked Local, March 12, 2021
The Boston Area Mask Initiative Mask Scrap String Quilt will be on display at the following locations. Make sure to share your photos with us by tagging #BAMIQuilt on Facebook and Instagram.
March 15 - April 4, 2021
Cambridge Public Library (main branch)
Cambridge, MA 02138
April 5 - April 29, 2021
Cambridge Public Library (Valente branch)
826 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
April 30 - May 7, 2021
300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
May 10 - July 5, 2021
Boston City Hall
1 City Hall Square #500
Boston, MA 02201
More dates to be announced.