Workt By Hand: Public Workshops

As you must already know, the Brooklyn Museum has an amazing quilts show up from now until September 15, called Workt By Hand

We are so excited about the show for many reasons, but one of them being the many educational events happening around the exhibition. Here’s what you can look forward to:


Hands On Workshop: Quilting Photographs with Sabrina Gschwandtner

THIS SATURDAY, March 30, 2PM – 4th Floor

“In this two-hour workshop, artist Sabrina Gschwandtner will introduce quilting processes that can be used to interpret photographs. Participants will learn about the artist’s technique of combining photography with quilt-making, and how her work explores shifts between photographic realism and abstraction, and between art and craft. Participants will then use their own images to hand sew photo-based quilts using iconic quilt design patterns. Bring at least ten 4 x 6–inch photographs. Sewing materials and additional photographs will be provided. To RSVP, please call (718) 501-6429 or email ”



Creating A Community Quilt

Saturday, April 13, 2PM – 1st Floor

“Take part in the design and creation of a community quilt inspired by the exhibition “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts. Working with the Harlem-based cultural arts institute Harlem Needle Arts, participants will learn various stitching techniques and create quilt blocks to contribute to a quilt that will be on view in the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library all summer. A guided tour of the exhibition will be included, and participants will take home a kit to produce additional squares. There is a $15 materials fee for non-Members, and registration is required at (718) 501-6233 or”



Arty Facts: Workshop for Kids/Families  (with our very own Kelly Valletta!)

Sunday, April 14, 11-12:30 – 1st Floor

“Collage and textile artist Kelly Valletta will introduce you to “Workt by Hand,” the Museum’s quilt exhibition, inspiring you to create a textile artwork of your own. Visit the Arty Facts page for details.”

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