Katab: Quilting Stories Community Quilting Workshops
For the British Textile Biennial, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery displays a series of quilts, inspired by Hollywood and Bollywood and Hindi TV series, created by women artisans in migrant communities across the city of Ahmedabad, Western India. Traditionally, women from these communities practised the craft of katab (appliqué), often making domestic household decorations such as quilts, torans (door hangings) and bed covers, by recycling waste fabrics from local tailors and garment manufacturers. Further details about the exhibition can be found here.
Throughout the Biennial, Katab’s project leader Emma Sumner will facilitate a series of FREE drop-in, hands-on Community Quilting Workshops within the Katab Quilt Stories exhibition at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.
Come along and make your own Katab patch and contribute to the Blackburn Community Quilt which, once completed, will be accessioned into the Museum’s collection. No experience necessary and all materials are provided.
Saturday 5th Oct
Sunday 6th Oct
Saturday 12th Oct
Sunday 13th Oct
Saturday 19th Oct
Saturday 26th Oct
Saturday 2nd Nov
12:00 – 4:30pm