Historically quilting was developed as a union of many different traditions. First showing up as a “houseware”, quilting often symbolized a meeting place of various traditions into something new — as a union, rather than a separation, of often contrasting or forcibly separated cultures and traditions. Quilts and quilting are used to convey certain themes of self-expression, union of opposite values or people, the formation of close bonds among women and kin, heritage, history, family, comfort, love, and commitment. Quilting as a medium brings contrasting backgrounds together to create a new meaning from the dialogue of its constituents parts or patches.
Below you can see some of the ‘patches’ of our Learning Journey folk and the objects or images of the places or people we come from.
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