The Quarantine Quilt in Houston

600+ Quilters quilting together to keep it together @ceciliakoppmann

At the beginning of the quarantine in Argentina, Cecilia Koppmann was inspired to begin creating a quilt made of blocks that would accompany her during isolation and keep at bay the feelings of uncertainty and fear. For 60 days in a row, she shared her project through social media, teaching how to make the blocks, how to join them and finish the quilt. Over 600 people from 26 countries joined her and made their own quilts. What’s more, everyone mailed her a little block house to make a Collective Quarantine Quilt.

From December 3 to 5, the quarantine quilt was virtually displayed at the Houston International Quilt Festival, the biggest one in the world.

Texas Quilt Museum Show

'My Mexico' exhibition, Texas Quilt Museum, March 19 - September 20, 2020

15 quilts that represent Mexico were exhibited virtually and live at the Texas Quilt Museum from March 19 to September 20, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop the Mexican textile artists’ work from shining in the most important quilt museum in the world.

The video below shows the ‘My Mexico’ exhibition at the Texas Quilt Museum. Even if we were not able to be physically there, at least we were able to visit virtually. Congratulations to all whose work was displayed!