We Are Family: Quilts Around the World

June 16, 2020
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Deaconess Anne House corps members spend a year living, working and serving the community and are challenged to create a praxis project in response to their experiences.

This year's DAH members are asking for your help with their project: Create a quilt square that tells a story of your experiences during the pandemic. You don't have to be a great artist, or even do the quilting! Just send in your square to be included in a quilt that will be displayed at a local art gallery.

Watch their video invitation here.


About Deaconess Anne House and this project:

The presence of Deaconess Anne House (DAH) in Old North St. Louis emerges from the lineage of Grace Episcopal Church and Holy Cross House, a settlement house run by Deaconess Anne Pew for six years in the early 1900s. During this time, Deaconess Anne Pew organized community services and “was everything to the people except their Bishop”. In the spirit of this strong woman of faith, DAH corps members live in intentional community and strive to uphold the values of justice, hospitality, and relationship at their nonprofit service sites and in the neighborhood of Old North.

During their year of service, corps members listen deeply to their housemates, neighbors, friends around the Diocese, those at their nonprofit service sites, and God. In response, corps members are challenged to develop and complete a praxis project that answers the liberating call to live faithfully in God’s community. This year, DAH is inviting you to help them do this work. 

Join the “We are Family: Quilts Around the World” project! You don’t have to be an artist because COVID-19 has impacted all of us. 

  • Sew or paint a 13x13” quilt square telling the stories of your joys and sorrow, awakenings and hopes during COVID-19. 

  • Add your name and location

  • Leave a ½ inch border for stitching 

  • No backing necessary! 

  • Mail completed squares to 1416 Sullivan Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63107

  • Visit Old North’s Zuka Art Gallery in August to see the first quilt in person! 

Submissions are accepted through the fall with hopes of displaying multiple quilts in the Missouri History Museum at Forest Park!


Author: Janis Greenbaum
Category: 02-MDisciples

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