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Bannock Making & Quilting Bee with Emily Johnson & Maggie Thompson & Jen Rae

  • First Nations Garden 4575 North Pulaski Road Chicago, IL, 60630 United States (map)

12-3pm Bannock Making Workshop

12-6pm Quilting Bee

Join us in the First Nations Garden for an afternoon of activities with visiting artists Jen Rae (Métis), Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe) and Emily Johnson (Yup'ik).

Throughout the afternoon, we'll contribute to a large-scale volunteer quilting project designed by Makwa Studio textile artist Maggie Thompson. 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, which will be presented in Chicago September 28-29, 2019 in Calumet Park.

Around the fire, Jen Rae offers a hand-on bannock-making workshop. Rae is a food futurist and artist whose organization Fair Share Fare works to decolonise thinking around food provenance, whilst advocating for food and land sovereignty.

Come for a stitch or stay all day!

In case of inclement weather, activities will be relocated to the American Indian Center Gallery, 3401 West Ainslie Street.

In case of inclement weather, activities will be relocated to the American Indian Center Gallery, 3401 West Ainslie Street.

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