University of Alabama-Birmingham
2023 Cross-Sector Impact Grant
Traditional arts/quilting and oral history
Sewing Stories with Seniors
Year of Award
Grant or Fellowship
Cross-Sector Impact Grants
Sewing Stories with Seniors, a partnership between UAB Arts in Medicine and Bib & Tucker Sew-Op, will lead sewing sessions and an oral history project in senior living facilities to build community and purpose among individuals at risk for isolation and loneliness. Quilts for each facility will be created and inspired by personal stories shared in the quilting sessions; a closing event will bring all participants together to share artwork, oral histories & experiences.
Sewing Stories shows former Bib & Tucker Executive Director Lillis Taylor and senior participant examining finished quilt.
Sewing Stories shows senior participants assembling a quilt using yo-yo fabric rounds.