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Quilting Bee with Emily Johnson & Maggie Thompson

  • American Indian Center 3401 W Ainslie Street Chicago United States (map)

Come for a stitch and contribute to a large-scale volunteer quilting project designed by Makwa Studio textile artist Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe). Thompson's 4,000-square-foot installation of 84 community-made quilts serve as a gathering place for audiences who attend Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars-a 15-hour all-night performance gathering and feast created by choreographer Emily Johnson (Yup'ik). The quilts hold the visions and intentions of hundreds of quilting bee participants from around the world, in Australia, the US and Taiwan.

This gathering invites you to sew, talk, and contribute your own response to central questions about your community and future: "What do you want for your well-being? For the well-being of your chosen friends and family? For your neighborhood? For your town, city, reserve, tribal nation, world?

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Street parking only. AIC is located 1 block north from CTA Brown Line (Kimball Station).