The “Story Quilt”

The “Story Quilt” — Latvia 100

Datums:01.09.2016 — 31.12.2018

The “Story Quilt” will be made by Latvians who live outside Latvia, and who are asked to create a square, using various techniques, which will be sewn together to create a quilt. The quilt will be gifted to Latvia on the occasion of its 100th birthday.

LAPA has created a project that incorporates the Latvian traditions of handiwork with the Anglo-American quilting tradition. The “Story Quilt” will be made by Latvians who live outside Latvia. Participants are asked to create a square, using various techniques, which will be sewn together to create a quilt. Each individual square will include the person's name and place of residence, as well as a short description of the square and the creator's ties to Latvia (i.e. stories about parents/grandparents who left Latvia). Squares will be sent to Latvia where it will be sewn together. The quilt will be gifted to Latvia on the occasion of its 100th birthday. Information about each individual square will be compiled in a multimedia presentation that will travel around Latvia along with the quilt during the year of Latvia's centenary.

Created and done by: LAPA