Artisans Gallery: Book Signing for "Patchwork: A World Tour"

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
A stack of folded textiles with geometric partners in orange, purple, white and black.

Photo by Gabrielle Rhoads/the George Washington University.

Join us for a docent-led tour of the exhibition Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts followed by a book signing with author Catherine Legrand. Legrand's book Patchwork: A World Tour is a vibrant, in-depth survey of patchwork techniques and traditions around the world. What do Korean "bojagi" wrapping cloths, Cameroonian Bamileke "boubous," Peruvian "montera" hats and Hungarian "cifraszür" shepherd cloaks have in common? This volume follows Legrand as she sews together an ethnographic patchwork map.

About the Artisans Gallery

The Artisans Gallery is an educational gallery where you can purchase and learn about handmade textiles representing global traditions. We share the stories of artisans around the world and support certified fair trade, sustainable, handmade and culturally authentic work. Museum members always receive a 10 percent discount. Learn more about the Artisans Gallery

About the Exhibition

Quilts, like maps, trace the personal stories and experiences of makers and their communities, often illuminating larger historical events and cultural trends. Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts draws from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, with examples ranging from traditional early-American quilts to contemporary sculptural assemblages. Learn more about the exhibition

How to Participate

This program will take place in person at the museum. Please register online to reserve your spot.

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 701 21st St. NW Washington DC 20052

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