Placemaking: Quilts and the Creation of Special Spaces

Placemaking: Quilts and the Creation of Special Spaces

For geographers and other social scientists, place is not simply a physical location. The concept of place includes both tangible and intangible characteristics, and it reflects the ever-changing nature of a geographical area. For instance, a neighborhood is not only composed of buildings, streets, and people, but also of: sounds … smells … activities … climate … and history

All these features merge and evolve, creating the unique culture that characterizes a certain place in a certain time.

Textiles are often key elements in defining a sense of place. Placemaking: Quilts and the Creation of Special Spaces explores the many ways in which quilted, appliquéd, and pieced textiles help create specific, meaningful spaces in cultures around the world.

April 7 - September 30, 2023
Gottsch Gallery

Event Date
Friday, April 7, 2023 to Saturday, September 30, 2023