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Welcome Blanket Exhibition in the Design Center

Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Free
Welcome Blanket is a platform for engagement that transforms the abstract concept of immigration into a tangible crowd-sourced artistic action. Handcraft makers are invited to make Welcome Blankets that include notecards with stories important to their families about immigration/migration/relocation to create symbolic and practical gifts of welcome for new refugees coming to the United States. These gifts are collected, catalogued, and displayed at art institutions and exhibitions. After each show’s close, Welcome Blanket’s 30+ partner refugee resettlement groups present these tangible gifts of welcome to our newest neighbors.

Knitting Workshop with Welcome Blanket’s Linda Preuss and Joanne Poyourow

Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Free
Are you just learning to knit? Have you been knitting for a while? On Sunday August 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, please join us  for a FREE workshop led by Linda Preuss and Joanne Poyourow who over the years have knitted 9 blankets with a group of friends for the Welcome Blanket project. Come be part of making a Welcome Blanket, meet new friends from the fiber community, and share your immigration stories.