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Community Outreach

Community Quilt Project: “We Are Home” 

Calendar 2021

June 5 – Sept 8:  On Display at the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster:  closes September 8

October 10:  Quilt making Workshops Free (in person) at Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro: Sunday from 10am to 3:00pm on the Angels Gate campus.  To RSVP please follow this link:  Quilt Block Workshop RSVP

  • If you would like to participate remotely at home to create your 12×12 inch quilt square,  please mail completed quilt square with your contact information to:  Quilt, SoLA Contemporary, 815 North LaBrea Ave, LA, CA 90302.

November 1 – 20:  On display at Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro

December 4 – 18: On display at SoLA Contemporary, South Los Angeles

November 29 – December 18:  Online Auction of quilt squares

December 20, 21, 22Pick up of bids – quilt squares at SoLA  11 am – 4 pm

The Quilt Project

SoLA Contemporary, in partnership with Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro,  https://www.angelsgateart.org/ will be conducting free workshops on quilt block making in person on Sunday October 10.   Workshops ongoing between 10 and 3 pm on Angels Gate Campus.  RSVP will be through Angels Gate.  Created blocks will be added to a monumental quilt already in process displayed in building G from November 1-20.  Linda Jo Russell will lead workshops with assistance from artists Charity Malin and Peggy Sivert.  Participants are encouraged to bring along meaningful materials to the workshop based on the theme “We are Home”.  Sewing tools and other materials will be provided.  Those who want to donate their blocks to SoLA’s charity auction to support organizations that care for the unsheltered will be greatly appreciated.

All ideas of “Home” are acceptable. A quilt represents shelter, nurturing, protection and much more.  Your individual uniqueness contributes to the collective whole and therefore the community.  We highly encourage you to participate in this endeavor as every small, individual act of creating contributes to a larger and higher purpose.

Our goal is to collect as many blocks for the quilt(s) as possible, to catalogue them and exhibit the assembled quilts at the SoLA and participating organizations. At the end of touring, the quilts will be online auctioned and all proceeds will be donated to organizations that care for the unsheltered.  We appreciate your donation and effort to help heal our community.