Jul 16th 2021

Join us Friday, July 16th from 3 PM to 7 PM at Precious Blood Ministry to learn the art of quilt making, build community, and create your own quilt square to contribute to the Memorial Quilt for lives lost in the Illinois Department of Corrections during COVID-19.

We will have two segments to this outdoor event: From 3 PM-5 PM, the wonderful Dorothy Burge a.k.a. Mama Dorothy will facilitate a workshop on how to create a quilt square and guide us through the process. From 5 PM – 7 PM, we will have time to come in and create a quilt square at your own pace with the assistance of some of our fellow staff and community members.

Come out to have fun, build relationships, and be a part of something beautiful.
This event will be held outdoors and in the event of poor weather we will reschedule.

Quilt artist and long time activist Dorothy Burge is a native and current resident of Chicago, but is descendent from a long line of quilters who hailed from Mississippi.These ancestors created beautiful quilts from recycled clothing. While she showed no interest in this art form as a child, she grew to treasure the quilts that were created by family elders. Her realization that the history and culture of her people were being passed through generations in this art form inspired her to use this medium as a tool to teach history, raise cultural awareness, and inspire action

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