University of Alabama-Birmingham

2023 Cross-Sector Impact Grant

University of Alabama-Birmingham

Recipient Information


Birmingham, Alabama


Traditional arts/quilting and oral history

Project Title

Sewing Stories with Seniors

Year of Award


Grant or Fellowship

Cross-Sector Impact Grants

Grant Amount


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.