Mayworks Quilt Project
May 10 – Jun 30
See the Quilt Project as part of the display
Beyond Traditional Women’s Work
Chimczuk Museum (Hallway display)
401 Riverside Dr W
Phone: (519 253 1812)
About the Project
The Mayworks Quilt Project is a bi-yearly collaborative community project producing a finished quilt that serves as a May Day tribute to themes of work, history, and social justice. For example, the 2011 quilt depicted the history of the Windsor labour movement with images from the 1945 Ford Strike and other historic labour moments in the city, while the 2012 quilt “This is What Peace Looks Like” depicted local elementary students’ vision of global peace.
In 2014, through the narrative of the quilt block the history of work and workers in the city of Windsor and surrounding communities will be told. The Workers and Work: Time Stands Still quilt project is a creative community project that celebrates the arts, culture and heritage of our community, while highlighting and utilizing the historical and archival collections of Windsor’s Community Museum/Francois Baby House. The quilt project will educate a new audience on both the tradition and history of quilt construction and design, and when donated to the Museum will engage all to reflect on the importance of work to our past and to our community.