Stocking up for Quilting

Allison Klem, Kristen Luigart, and Lindsay Tauscher cut batting in preparation for activities during the Festival.

With participants arriving in less than two weeks, the Festival’s Supply Team has been rapidly amassing materials for each program. For Creativity and Crisis, this means batting—yards and yards and yards of batting.

Upon its arrival to the office, the program’s interns Allison Klem, Kristen Luigart, and Lindsay Tauscher took their rulers and scissors to the rolls of batting. They cut it into 4½-inch squares for quilting demonstrations and tutorials in the Quilting Bee tent and 6½-inch squares for family quilting activities in the Kids Create! tent.

A small sampling of the hundreds of spools of threads and bags of beads the Festival Supply Team is collecting.

Also on the list: thread, beads, and s-hooks!

Find out more about the activities available for families and children.

Anna F. Kaplan is the program coordinator for the 2012 Festival program Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt. She has a master’s in Oral History and a master’s in Anthropology from Columbia University.