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[SOLD OUT] Community Calico Dress Event

Programs & Events
February 24, 2024
Free | Open to public | Registration required

Leave your mark on Fuller Craft Museum’s Calico Dress, organized in conjunction with The Red Dress exhibition!

The Calico Dress is composed of 13 separate panels, many of which have already been designed by our local partners. Three of the panels have been reserved for community members like you to contribute to on February 24th. No expertise is necessary, materials will be provided, all ages and all skill levels welcome. All contributions welcome; stay for a while or just stop in!

Please note: The Calico Dress is a separate garment from the Red Dress. You will be working on a Calico dress that is unique to Fuller Craft.

We offer a variety of choices: 

  • Fabric paint – help to paint a design by visual artist Amya Meshelle.
  • Fabric “quilting” – add your preferred fabric scrap to glue together a quilt-like design; scraps will be provided, or you may bring a meaningful scrap with you.  
  • Crocheted or knitted flowers – make a small flower ahead of time and bring it with you to attach to the panel. 

After completion, the Calico Dress will be placed in the museum galleries for the remainder of The Red Dress exhibition run so be sure to come back and visit to see your contribution on display! Visit our exhibitions page to learn about The Red Dress, now on view.

Calico Dress contributors: 

  • Giulia Manfredini of Giulia’s Punti Antichi – Italy  
  • Phyllis Poor, Bower Bird Studio  
  • Mayflower Sampler Guild
  • Denise DeMore 
  • Merrimack Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA)
  • Qadira Locke, student at Hampshire College 
  • Student groups, Hampshire College 
  • Amya Meshelle, visual artist 
  • Lisa Walker, artist 
  • Artists from Gateway Arts, Brookline 
  • Fuller Craft Museum Educators 
  • You! – Community contributors, Fuller Craft Museum

This event is supported by grants from our local cultural councils, which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

This event has reached max capacity.