Thread, hook, repeat. Threading Water is a quilt assemblage composed of 144 fabric squares created by community participants. All of our actions have an echo in the water. In Thunder Bay, people of all ages and abilities were invited to tell stories about their relationships to water. Through a collaborative fabric assemblage using the language of embroidery and pigments, participants personalized their experiences and committed to restoring and protecting Lake Superior and the Great Lakes watershed.
All of our actions have an echo in the water. For this community-engaged arts project, I’m inviting people to tell stories about relationships to water to create a collaborative quilt-like assemblage. During five free public maker sessions, people of all ages and abilities can use embroidery and fabric paints with a water-inspired palette to present images and words that reflect their connection to Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. Sensory prompts, music, and poetry will help spark ideas and dialogue.