Wednesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 23, 2023

Cultivate care and community at The Collective Mending Sessions with social practice artist Catherine Reinhart.

The Collective Mending Sessions is a series of workshops centered on collectively mending abandoned quilts. From 2018-present, over 250 participants at 40+ workshops have repaired quilts together. These sessions resemble a quilting bee. They cultivate care for cloth and the community through mending together and discussions centered around the value of repair. The resulting quilts are transformed from unwanted textile objects into contemporary fiber artworks through the work of many hands, moving toward a more egalitarian model of work.

Through this social practice project, artist Catherine Reinhart asks, “How can craft become a catalyst for social repair? What metaphors from hand mending can apply to broader issues within our communities?”



Collective Mending Session 1

Wedesday, July 12 from 5:00-8:00 PM | Charlotte Street Kemper Library

Please join us for first Collective Mending Session where participants will learn basic textile care and repair instructions. All materials will be provided by the artist. No prior skills in mending/quilting necessary!

 Open Hours

Thursday, July 13-Friday, July 22 during open campus hours

Participants are invited to drop-in and mend quilts on their own time during Charlotte Street’s open hours, Tuesday-Friday, 12-5PM; Saturday, 11AM-5PM. Walk-ins welcome. All materials will be provided.

Collective Mending Session 2

Sunday, July 23 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM | Charlotte Street Kemper Library


Exhibition Details


Wednesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 23


Charlotte Street Kemper Library (3333 Wyoming)

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