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Date:
June 1, 2021
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
Pick up a free Quilt Square Kit any time from June 1 to July 24 at your library or at any location listed below (while supplies last). Return finished squares in the kit’s plastic bag by July 31 - put them in any library book return or in The Sanctuary’s outdoor Quilt Box. Local quilters will stitch the story pieces together. Please note that quilt pieces will NOT be returned to you but will, instead, become part of Humboldt County’s COVID Quilt collection commemorating this extraordinary year and will be displayed in numerous sites in the future.
Location:
Any Public Library in Humboldt County, and five other locations, see below.
Contact:
707-822-5954 during Arcata Library hours
Cost:
Free, sponsored by the Humboldt Library, the Arcata Playhouse, Arcata Main Street, & The Sanctuary,.
ADA:
Yes
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Pick up a Free Quilt Square Kit. Quilt Your Quarantine Memories, a Community Art Project in Paper & Fabric

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

We are living in a unique time, and we have many stories to tell about it. Be a part of creating a series of COVID Commemorative Quilts. Adults, teens, and children are invited to share their memories visually on a quilt square. Participants can pick up a free Quilt Square Kit and use the fabric or the paper quilt square – or both – to show what or who they wish to remember from the past pandemic year. As there will be both fabric and paper quilts, the choice of media is wide open, and may include, for example, photography, sewing, embroidering, cross stitch, painting, or coloring with crayons and markers.

What story
will your
quilt square tell? 

Please consider these questions...


How has the pandemic CHANGED your lifestyle?
Have you had to REINVENT yourself?
What MEMORY stands out most?


This quilt square remembers the artist's grandmother.
This paper quilt square honors Kay Cearley, 1929 to 2021.


Where to Get a Free Quilt Square Kit 

Any Humboldt County Public Library Branch  (see hours & locations here

Blue Moon Gift Shop, 772 Redwood Drive, Garberville, Open Daily 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Booklegger, 402 2nd St, Eureka, Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (closed Sunday)

Northtown Books, 957 H St, Arcata, Open Daily 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM

Tin Can Mailman, 1000 J Street, Arcata, Open 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday

The Sanctuary, 1301 J St, Arcata, Outside Quilt Box, any time Monday through Saturday