Calling All Makers
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert at sewing, Arlington Public Library invites you to take part in a Community Quilt Project. Use your imagination and creativity to contribute your distinct design and artwork to create a unique cloth quilt square. The theme is “Oceans of Possibilities."
Design and sew a 6.5-inch x 6.5-inch cotton fabric piece. You can create the cloth quilt square at home or during Open Lab hours at The Shop, located at Central Library.
Drop off your finished quilt piece at any library location between June 1- October 1. The community quilt will be assembled at The Shop and put on display at the Library in the fall.
What You Need To Know
Need help with a design or have no sewing experience? A variety of free equipment is available for public use during Open Lab at The Shop. Staff are always on hand to answer questions and offer help.
- No sewing experience necessary
- Participation age limit: Grade 6 and older
- Completed size: 6.5-inch x 6.5-inch square
- Material: 100% cotton fabric
- Source: Use any cotton fabric you have at home or visit The Shop and use the materials supplied by the makerspace (limited supplies available, until they run out)
- The square design needs to reflect the Summer Reading theme “Oceans of Possibilities.”
A community quilt is a collaborative sewing project where each block is created by a different member of the community.
- Open Lab at The Shop is a great time to work on personal or collaborative projects, get feedback or try something new. A variety of equipment is available for public use for free, and staff are always on hand to answer questions and offer help.
- Check out these templates, instructions and resources for inspiration and ideas.
- Explore our Community Quilt Book List.
- Questions? (703) 228-7718, firstname.lastname@example.org