Community Weaving Project
Queens Memory Project

In partnership with the American Folk Art Museum and Queens Library

Saturday, September 9, 2023
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free with RSVP, space is limited

What does home mean to you? Join fellow Queens residents to create a collaborative community weaving project made from fabric, in response to our own definitions of home. All are welcome! This is a FREE, in-person program.

In this workshop facilitated by Queens-based artist Antonia Perez, participants are invited to share their memories and ideas of home. Add your story to the community weaving project. Create your own small weaving block, and feel free to bring any small token that reminds you of home. The final piece will be on public display at a Queens Library site!

This program is inspired by highly personal textiles and quilts on view at the American Folk Art Museum, in the current exhibition, What That Quilt Knows About Me, and in collaboration with Queens Memory Project, Queens Public Library, and Socrates Sculpture Park.

To register, visit Questions? Contact Claudia Maturell at

Image: Antonia A. Pérez, Ofrenda, 2019

About the artist

Antonia A. Perez, a mixed-media artist living and working in New York City, focusing on the reuse and transformation of materials, primarily crocheting and weaving used textiles and plastic store bags into a range of sculptural forms. Her work was recently on view at Main Window in DUMBO, NY and has been exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; Artspace, Raleigh, NC; Hampden Gallery, Amherst, MA; Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Cuchifritos Gallery, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art &; Storytelling, and El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; Latimer House Museum and Queens Museum, Flushing, NY. She received the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop 2016 Studio Immersion Fellowship and the 2011 Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Award. She was a 2017 AIR at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA and at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in 2018. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Queens College, CUNY.