Stitching The Narrative Of Black Lives

'Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt' event at the Block Museum.
'Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt' event at the Block Museum. Sean Su Photography
'Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt' event at the Block Museum.
'Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt' event at the Block Museum. Sean Su Photography

Stitching The Narrative Of Black Lives

Quiltmaking dates back to the 19th century and has an important impact on African American art. Melissa Blount, inspired by that history created a project called Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt in Evanston. She shares how she is using sewing circles to remind society of Black women and girls in Chicago who have lost their lives to violence.

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Melissa Blount, creator of Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt

Below are examples of the patches for the quilt.