Calling all Textile Lovers

Jan 30, 2024 | Beacon, News

The East Shore’s Campus Aesthetics Team (CAT) is planning on displaying textiles owned by East Shore members from late March through April. Do you have some treasured textiles at home which you would be willing for us to display in the Sanctuary foyer?  We would ask you to share a story behind your selection.  How did you acquire it?  Did you or a beloved make it? Was it an inheritance handed down in your family?  Something you picked up during your travels?  What does it signify to you?  Why do you treasure it?

Textiles may be woven, quilted, knitted, crochet, embroidered pieces, articles of clothing, rugs, painted silk, textile art, etc. Probably most pieces will be hung in some fashion so be sure to keep that in mind when selecting pieces to share.  Others might be laid on tables.

We will collect, review and select pieces for display over the first two weeks of March.   If you would like to participate, please speak with or send a photo and dimensions to one or more CAT members:  Barbara Van Dyke Shuman, Marilyn Mayers, Kathy Moritis, or Doug Strombom.

You can also leave them with one of us before or after Sunday morning services in early March. Alternatively, we  can arrange with you to pick them up from your home.

As International Women’s Day takes place in the month of March, we hope colorful textiles will help us celebrate and honor women who historically have been so closely associated with the love and production of textiles.

We also plan to host a “kickoff” event on March 24th after the church service to share our items and tell the stories that accompany our pieces. Fashion show anyone? If you are interested in helping us plan and hold such an event, or you have textiles to share, please let us know.

We think this would be a fun and interesting way to share aspects of our lives with others and build community. Keep an eye out for more details coming in March. In the meantime, if you have questions, please reach out to CAT or Women’s Perspective.  We look forward to viewing your textiles and listening to your stories!