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The Colcha Project Exhibition The Colcha Project Exhibition

Please mark your calendars! The Colcha Project opens at the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University on March 6th from 5-9pm! Come see how this project has reached out to so many participants and created amazing collaborative works! Then crochet with us to create a new quilt in the gallery during the exhibition. You can join in anytime during gallery hours or join us on special meetings every Sunday. Beginners are highly encouraged to come and learn.

The Colcha Project
Monday March 5th – Wednesday April 4th, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6th – 5pm to 9pm
Colcha Stitch-In and Potluck Sundays – March 18th, 25th and April 1st, 1pm to 5pm
thecolchaproject.org

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-image by Christina Alessi of Underwater Colcha

“The Colcha Project,” curated by Doris Cacoilo and Jeanne Brasile is being presented at the Walsh Gallery. The traveling exhibition is an ongoing project that uses crochet as a catalyst for bringing people together in collaborative modes of creativity and in exploration of culture and community. In the Portuguese tradition, colcha (quilts) are crocheted for and included in a woman’s bridal chest and may be handed down through generations. “The Colcha Project” was developed by Cacoilo as a way to share this tradition with others, inviting guests to participate in the creation of new colcha while visiting the gallery. Each iteration of the project results in a new quilt, which shall be on display in subsequent exhibitions. The documentation of making each quilt also becomes part of “The Colcha Project” as each participant adds their story to its history.

Join the project!!

In addition to the colcha that have been made, a quilt in progress will be on display in the gallery and visitors will be encouraged to contribute to its making. Each Sunday between the hours of 1pm and 5pm while “The Colcha Project” is on view in the Walsh Gallery, visitors are invited to join the curators and other members of the group to crochet, share their stories and become part of the “The Colcha Project.” Yarn and needles will be provided for those who do not have their own. A potluck lunch will be served each Sunday. Participants are encourage to bring food and stitches to share. Beginners are highly encouraged to come and learn.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6th – 5pm to 9pm
Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/312466262134648/

Colcha Stitch-In and Potluck Sundays – March 18th, 25th and April 1st, 1pm to 5pm
March 18 http://www.facebook.com/events/154384671346781/
March 25 http://www.facebook.com/events/371029766260473/
April 1 http://www.facebook.com/events/177012529079052/

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