Join Crafting The Resistance for their bi-weekly quilting circle!
About Crafting The Resistance
We are Crafting the Resistance. We are (mostly) women. We are quilters, writers, makers, friends. We are business owners, laborers, creatives, creators, mothers, and daughters. We come together to meet bi-weekly and work on a series of quilts based on themes of resistance against our current political and social climate. When we are finished we will be donating the quilts to A Place for You, a Multnomah County project that is building ADUs in homeowners’ yards to house homeless families.
A quilt is a symbol of hope, a quilt is an investment. It takes time, energy, planning, and love. And just as we are investing in making these quilts, we want these families to know that we are investing in their future.
We need to be able to rely on simple things in this time of confusion and fear. We need to know that we can make useful things with our own hands, we need to know that we will have each other’s backs, we need to know that we are stronger together. Crafting, and fiber arts specifically, have not been given the same due as other creative media because they have been seen as women’s work. We want to take that notion of women’s work and use it to our advantage. We want to create powerful works of functional art with a strong, clear message, to show that when women work together we are a force of nature, we are unstoppable.
We want to give people a place to have hard talks about privilege, about race, about politics – a space for folks to learn and grow, to use our hands to create something that is bigger than any of us could do on our own. Because together we are stronger, and our voices are louder.