Stitching For the Culture: A SEW BLACK LIVE EPISODE

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Stitching FOR THE CULTURE, Produced by Latrice Sampson Richards

Sara Trail, Social Justice Sewing Academy     @sjsacademy   www.sjsacademy.org

Bianca Springer, Thanks I Made Them  @thanksImadethem www.thanksImadethem.com

Nikki Griffin @sewingmystyle www.sewingmystyle.com

Highlights:

  • [0:09] – Dive into a world where stitching, culture, and Black lives interweave. Welcome to our official Sew Black at quiltcon podcast episode!
  • [4:42] – Bianca, the creative genius behind “Represent! Embroidery” book, opens up about her journey. Discover how a period of recovery birthed an Black-centered embroidery book with vibrant designs, and how the essence of it evolves.
  • [10:30] – The panel sheds light on the importance of culture. They tackle the misrepresentations in white spaces and stress the significance of nurturing self-agency and autonomy in children.
  • [12:01] – Meet Nikki Griffin, an Atlanta native with an unstoppable sewing spirit. From bras to jeans, her contributions to the Atlanta sewing style are nothing short of inspiring.
  • [17:27] – Sewing transcends craft. Learn about its power for social justice, its global movement, and its deep resonance within the Black women community of Atlanta.
  • [20:42] – Support stitches community. Applause for the amazing Social Justice Sewing Academy team for their continuous dedication and passion. Together, they’re revolutionizing the art through fabric and giving a fresh, unique experience for kids.
  • [25:13] – Rules, boundaries, and quilting? Sarah delves into how traditional quilting norms can sometimes confine and control, urging listeners to ‘get their stitch together.’
  • [26:49] – Expand your horizons.

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