Friday, December 5, 2008

Chicago-Jamaica Culture Quilt at the Chicago Children's Museum

The Chicago-Jamaica Culture Quilt is on display at the Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier through the end of 2008. The quilt made it's public debut at the Museum on Thursday, December 4, 5:00-8:00 pm during the Museum's Free Family Night Winter Celebrations event. The Museum provided a bus so that the children in Chicago who participated in the project could attend the event, along with their family members.

During the evening, Global Explorers Kids had an activity table, inviting children to create fabric collage quilt squares depicting winter celebrations. Many other Museum partners were also part of the Winter Celebrations event so the children were treated to Persian and Swedish activities and performances of Native American, Russian and Puerto Rican music, as well as Swedish, Chinese, Korean, and Irish dance.

Everyone had an enjoyable evening and the children were especially excited to see their artwork and videos displayed in a museum.

Chicago-Jamaica Culture Quilt at the Chicago Children