NL Heritage Quilt Project
Our last community art project was in conjunction with Valerie Leonard, creating "quilts" by everyday people, who may each only create one square to contribute!
We held several workshops on-site for anyone who wished to contribute to creating "quilt squares" using paper (& watercolors, acrylics, collage techniques). The theme was African American heritage of North Lawndale.
In addition, we held several workshops for the residents at Sacred Heart Home (a lock down facility for adults with mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and often additional physical health problems) to create portraits of black americans. We laminated the works of art (utilizing markers on paper), then attached them to form "quilts"!
We are currently raising money to properly frame the three "quilts" created at SHH to be hung at Sacred Heart Home. We have been providing off-site programming at SHH for over 8 years. Our Have Studio Will Travel program makes sure the residents see us at least once a week for art making and relaxing.