Date & Time
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2024
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA, 15222
Ticketing Free with advance registration

Be the first to help with a new community quilt.

On Sept. 1, the Heinz History Center will open a new exhibition, Louise Silk: A Patchwork Life, a retrospective of the 50-year career of local quilter and fiber artist Louise Silk.

The centerpiece of the exhibition is a new work called “The Witness Quilt,” a collection of 1,152 folk wisdoms embroidered onto recycled fabric from Silk’s collection. Throughout the run of the exhibit, Silk will work in the gallery space with volunteer stitchers to expand the Witness Quilt. Once complete, the patches will be given away to museum visitors.

On Sunday, Aug. 18, Silk will host a special training session at the History Center for anyone who would like to participate in the project. No expertise or materials are required, just a desire to join a community of stitchers who will assist with this special project.

All participants will receive a sewing kit created by Silk and will leave with an embroidery project already underway.


This workshop is free with advance registration.

If you have any questions, please contact the Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives, at