In 2015, Bib & Tucker Sew-Op partnered with UAB’s Department of Art & Art History and the Birmingham Museum of Art to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches through open sewing sessions that yielded 461 quilt blocks. Sew-Op members stitched the blocks together and made three quilts which hung at the Selma Public Library and the Alabama Department of Archives in Montgomery during the anniversary. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, collaborators agreed that it should become an annual project. Each year, Bib & Tucker members choose a civil or human rights theme and facilitate open sewing sessions and discussion. During these sessions, community members create quilt blocks that express personal feelings about the theme. Since the beginning, Bib & Tucker members have sewn 7 quilts from over 850 submitted blocks. For more information or to see photos from years past, like and follow The March Quilts on Facebook.
2019 marks the beginning of celebrations of Alabama's Bicentennial, and The March Quilts will spend the year honoring, recognizing and celebrating the state's unsung heroines: women who have, or are shaping the state's (and nation's) future.
Registration is required for this program.