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Golden Colcha and Resurrection Colcha. Come see the rest Tuesday 3/6 5-9pm.

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You are invited to join The Colcha Project! Come to the Walsh Gallery for our opening reception and see all of the colcha that have been created. Then crochet with us to create a quilt in the gallery during the exhibition. You can join in anytime during gallery hours or join us on special meetings every Sunday. Beginners are highly encouraged to come and learn.

The Colcha Project
Monday March 5th – Wednesday April 4th, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6th – 5pm to 9pm
Colcha Stitch-In and Potluck Sundays – March 18th, 25th and April 1st, 1pm to 5pm
thecolchaproject.org

“The Colcha Project,” curated by Doris Cacoilo and Jeanne Brasile is being presented at the Walsh Gallery. The traveling exhibition is an ongoing project that uses crochet as a catalyst for bringing people together in collaborative modes of creativity and in exploration of culture and community. In the Portuguese tradition, colcha (quilts) are crocheted for and included in a woman’s bridal chest and may be handed down through generations. “The Colcha Project” was developed by Cacoilo as a way to share this tradition with others, inviting guests to participate in the creation of new colcha while visiting the gallery. Each iteration of the project results in a new quilt, which shall be on display in subsequent exhibitions. The documentation of making each quilt also becomes part of “The Colcha Project” as each participant adds their story to its history.

Join the project!!

In addition to the colcha that have been made, a quilt in progress will be on display in the gallery and visitors will be encouraged to contribute to its making. Each Sunday between the hours of 1pm and 5pm while “The Colcha Project” is on view in the Walsh Gallery, visitors are invited to join the curators and other members of the group to crochet, share their stories and become part of the “The Colcha Project.” Yarn and needles will be provided for those who do not have their own. A potluck lunch will be served each Sunday. Participants are encourage to bring food and stitches to share. Beginners are highly encouraged to come and learn.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6th – 5pm to 9pm

Artists that have already taken part in the project include: Stephanie Tichenor, Francisca Caporali, Mary Jeys, Nancy Ghani, Rosa Ferreira, Joanna Rose White, Joanna Ferreira, Danielle Fotopoulos, Agnieszka Wzsolkowska, Christine Posner, Heather McCowen, Willa Goldthwaite, Lillian Ribeiro, Lenice da Rocha and many more. For more info on the project scroll down and visit thecolchaproject.org

Facebook invite to the opening reception: http://www.facebook.com/events/312466262134648/

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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

where has winter gone to?

some winter fun we did have after the holidays:

Yesterday was really really nice out but it is still a month until spring.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

crocheting underwater

crocheting underwater by stephiblu
crocheting underwater, a photo by stephiblu on Flickr.

nancy. thanks for hosting!

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

crocheting underwater

crocheting underwater by stephiblu
crocheting underwater, a photo by stephiblu on Flickr.

nancy, kristin, and need crocheting away. colcha 2012.

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

crocheting underwater

crocheting underwater by stephiblu
crocheting underwater, a photo by stephiblu on Flickr.

oooh ooooh it’s starting to come together!

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2012 in Uncategorized