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AFAM Community Quilt Project

Apr 20, 2020
a quilt with mostly blue, greeb, and red fabric, with each square depicting scenes from the Hudson River including boats, landscape, and buildings

It’s time to get creative and connect to your local art-loving community. As part of its #AFAMathome content, the American Folk Art Museum is calling on supporters, art lovers, and community members to help put together signature quilts for its new Community Quilt Project. Signature quilts are typically a collective undertaking with each block created by and/or named for a different member of a community. In the spirit of collaboration, the museum invites you to create your own squares and add them to a quilt for the project! AFAM has created free quilt prompts to design a square at home digitally. Click here to learn more about the project and to find out how to create and contribute your own block. Click here for a look at Signature Styles: Friendship, Album, and Fundraising Quilts, a collection at the Museum’s Self-Taught Genius Gallery with a ton of quilt inspiration.

Photo credit: Matt Hoebermann; Hudson River Quilt by Irene Preston Miller