Story Quilts with Unhoused Communities
For this project, people currently or recently experiencing homelessness make panels to self-represent, tell the story of their community, and process their experience. After the workshops we finish these panels and piece them into a free-form composition, which then becomes a quilt. This project will archive participants’ individual narratives and the stories of these temporary communities. The finished work will be displayed and deployed at many different types of venues to gain visibility and rights for people experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area.
In 2020 Feral Fabric started a new series of workshops collaborating with members of unhoused communities in the Bay Area to make story quilts.
Because of Covid, this project took a long pause in 2020. Now in 2021 we are coming back to this work, and have developed a DIY kit as a way to continue the spirit of our Story Quilt workshops. Kits contain everything participants need to express themselves through textiles, and double as a fix-it and embelishment kit for clothes, tents or anything else made of fabric. Currently, we are distributing kits primarily in partnership through Punks With Lunch.
2020 Participating Organizations: Berkeley Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center, South County Homeless Project, Here/There Camp
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