Shibori is a Japanese word for dyeing fabric. Shibori is a 1000-year old art form in which cloth is tied, stitched, folded and wrapped in many different ways and then dyed to create beautiful patterns. Last fall, visitors to the Children’s Museum created Shibori pieces in the Studio, that were then sewn together in MAKESHOP to form four Shibori Peace Quilts.
The quilts have been displayed at the Children’s Museum; and now, members of the group Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace are ready to take two quilts to New York City for the International Peace & Planet Conference, where the quilts will be presented to delegates from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to take back to Japan. The quilts will be received in Japan by New Japan Women’s Association and Chihiro Art Museum Azumino. The Shibori Quilt project reminds us of the beauty that triumphs when cross-cultural understanding and respect is met.
You are invited to a special presentation of Peace and Solidarity as the Children’s Museum’s Shibori Peace Quilts begin their journey to New York City and Japan. This peaceful celebration will include a violin performance and special dove release.The Shibori Peace Quilt Event will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 12:00 until 1:00 pm. For more information, visit the Children’s Museum Shibori Peace Quilt Event webpage.