Join Catherine at a STITCH IN to help create ten panels for the 25 Million Stitches Project. ALL STITCH IN EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19. TO SUBMIT A PATCH FOR ONE OF THE PANELS SEND A MESSAGE FOR DETAILS. ALL PATCHES DUE BY APRIL 20. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS PARTICIPATED IN PERSON OR WHO HAS MAILED A PATCH.
All supplies are included and participation is FREE. Catherine has scheduled STITCH IN opportunities in NC, SC, GA and FL. Check back here for dates and locations during March and early April 2020.
The link here will take you to the next upcoming scheduled STITCH IN.
SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020, CAMERON ART MUSEUM, WILMINGTON, NC, 3-5 PM. Click link above and go to Workshops on the Cameron Art Museum web site.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020, RENSING CENTER, PICKENS, SC, 2-5 PM
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020, SULFUR STUDIOS, SAVANNAH, GA, FIRST FRIDAY, 6-9 pm
25 MILLION STITCHES – ONE STITCH FOR EACH OF THE WORLD’S 25 MILLION REFUGEES
The world is in flight. 25 million people* across the globe have been forced to flee their homelands as a consequence of genocide, war, poverty, natural disasters, targeted violence, and other grave threats. They leave behind everything they’ve known and possessed in order to live; they face immense struggles, misfortunes, and perils on their journey; and, through it all, survival, much less successful resettlement, remains but the slimmest hope.
Please join this project to hand-stitch 25 million stitches: one stitch for each refugee. How does making 25 million stitches help refugees? We believe that this project is a way for us to engage with this global crisis instead of ignoring it. And even though no single stitch can fully represent an individual, the act of stitching and the resulting work will help bring attention to the scale of the crisis. Two objectives of the project are:
To engage as many people as possible to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis and To amass 25 million stitches to visually represent the sheer volume of this astronomical figure of refugees.
This is a community art installation now with over 1,400 participants from 44 states and many countries overseas. However, another 1,000 panels will be needed to be stitched to add up to 25 million stitches. This huge community art project will come together into a single striking fiber arts display.
The first full installation of panels created by participants from all over the world will be at the:
Verge Center for the Arts
625 S Street
June 5–August 15, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, June 5, 5–7pm