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Saturday, May 25

Narrative Threads: We Belong with the Illinois Art Station

Starts at 1:00 PM

Narrative Threads workshops welcomes families with children 8 and older to participate in a quilting project in partnership with McLean County Museum of History. Children younger than 8 will require parent/caregiver assistance. Sessions will include instructions on simple stitching techniques and will encourage community dialogue through storytelling. Bring a 14x14 inch fabric square (t-shirt, blanket, sheet, drape, flag, etc) that tells your story. Quilts will be displayed at the Museum later this summer.

Narrative Threads: We Belong

on Saturdays May 18 & 25 1-3PM: Tell your story of resistance and

persistence through quilting. Let’s build a quilt of unity and

empowerment together!

To register for May 18 or 25:

Classes will be held on the 3rd floor of the McLean County Museum of History.

Every Saturday in May, 1-3PM ; FREE with RSVP

Bring a family member and learn to create personalized quilt squares while sharing family stories together. All quilt squares will be added to a giant collaborative community quilt that will be displayed at the McLean County Museum of History in June. This event is FREE with RSVP: and will be held in the Museum’s third floor classroom from 1-3 p.m.

Monday, May 27

Museum Closed for Memorial Day

Starts at 9:00 AM

The Museum and Visitors Center will be closed to the public on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day. The Museum and Visitors Center will resume operations on Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00 a.m. We thank you all for your consideration and we are sorry for any inconvenience.