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Crafters Resistance

May 8 | 3:00 pm8:00 pm

| Free

Think of the Worst Theatre Presents:

Coloured patches of fabric are spread out on a wooden table to form a quilt. Sewing materials surround the patches.Learn crafting history and the importance of quilting in community resistance. Help develop three quilts which all represent buildings in Halifax that could be housing. To be presented together at the end of the workshops over a great community meal.

Community Quilting Workshops

Work together to share stories and histories while learning how to quilt! All levels of quilting are welcome, materials will be provided! Come make a square, enjoy company, and learn crafting history.

Quilting will be taught by Think of the Worst members as well as other community members. The quilting squares will be assembled into three large quilts that resemble local buildings that should be affordable housing. The designs are based off of 2277 Maitland St (formerly St.Patrick’s-Alexandra school), 5381 Spring Garden Rd (formerly Halifax Memorial Library), and 2786 Agricola St (formerly The Bloomfield Centre). The quilts will be acts of protests and will be done through guided instruction as well as a place to host community conversation about craft and the labour movement.

These sessions are completely free of charge as we work on small pieces over a durational performance art piece to create something big together!

Drop in Quilting Dates:

Friday March 15, 11:00-12:30
Friday April 5, 11:00-12:30
Saturday April, 13 11:00-12:00
Friday April 19, 11:00-12:30

Presentation of Quilts and Community Meal:

Wednesday May 8, 3:00-8:00

The title in purple and yellow says Think of the Worst Theatre Presents: Crafters Resistance. Community Quilting Workshop. There is a quilted pattern in yellow purple and beige with a yellow and orange house in the centre. Around the edges are hands holding craft supplies like scissors, a needle and thread, and a thimble. The bottom text reads “free drop in sessions. Come learn how to quilt”
Poster credit: @classicgraphic.co



May 8
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Every One Every Day
2169 Gottingen St
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B5 Canada
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