Making Community Story Quilts

The Queens Memory Project invites you to Making Community Story Quilts, a new exhibit at the Queens Museum featuring artwork created during their 2017 and 2018 story quilt workshops.

These multi-session workshops invited people from the Fresh Meadows and Flushing library communities to create “talking” story quilts that combine textiles and technology to tell the visual and oral histories of their families’ migrations to the United States.

Also included in the exhibit is an ongoing embroidery map of Queens that visitors can interact with to add their stories and mark their own significant places in Queens.

“Many of the participants who made the artwork in this exhibition are going to be with us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm during the course of the exhibit to greet visitors and help them interact with the pieces," said Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Public Library's Coordinator of Metadata Services and the Director of Queens Memory. "It’s going to be a fun reunion and a great opportunity to extend the reach of the artistic community we built through our Memories of Migration workshops.”

Making Community Story Quilts is at the Queens Museum from July 7 to July 28, with an opening reception on Sunday, July 7th from 1pm to 3pm and a storytelling game on July 28th from 1pm to 3pm. We hope to see you there!