The Arvin Quilt Project
A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ARTS COUNCIL OF KERN COUNTY AND THE CITY OF ARVIN
This project engaged local seniors and community members in the creation of quilted story cloths. Participants learned the art of quilt making and natural dye techniques to record and document the colors of the landscape and test toxic water. The quilted panels were displayed throughout the community to serve as markers in Arvin’s history and address immigration, labor, health, and the environmental issues. The quilted works conceived in this project will allow for a continuous weaving of the personal narratives that come together to form the whole, creating the history of place.