StoryShares are virtual gatherings to celebrate quilts and their makers. We’ll hear quilt stories gathered around a theme, documenting an exhibition, or from a local community. You can share your quilt — whether it’s one you made or one you own — or just join us to hear the rich stories of the quilt community. We’ve put together a short guide to recording your own quilt story.
Want to get inspired? See other quilt stories we’ve recorded here.
Are you an exhibition curator, quilt shop owner, or community leader interested in hosting a StoryShare? Get in touch!
Sacred Threads Quilt StoryShare
Join us on June 18th from 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern for a virtual gathering to share stories of joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace/brotherhood through quiltmaking. We’re partnering with the Sacred Threads exhibition–an international juried quilt exhibition held biennially since 2001–for a community screening of recorded quilt stories, and a QSOS interview with Sacred Threads curator Barb Hollinger.
Contribute your story.
If you have a quilt that relates to any of the exhibition themes and you would like to record a three-minute video about it, please consider sharing it! You can film the video yourself (or with a family member or friend), or sign up for a Zoom appointment. We’ll share a selection of videos at our June 18th event, and feature the rest on a special website for the event.
These past Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! Interviews from the Sacred Threads exhibition are an amazing example of the diverse stories we’ve documented in the past.
Join us for the community screening.
Even if you don’t plan on sharing a quilt, you’ll want to attend our virtual event, Sacred Threads Quilt StoryShare on June 18th. Come enjoy inspiring stories and the emotional power of quilts with quiltmakers from all over.
Tickets are available for $10 for Quilt Alliance members, $15 for non-members. “Tellers” receive complimentary admission.