The mission of the California Heritage Quilt Project was established at its inception in 1984 and remains relevant to this day. Its mission is: to seek out and record the history of California quilts and quiltmakers; to foster conservation and preservation of California’s quilt heritage; to increase public awareness and appreciation of quilts; and to encourage the art of quilt making.
CHQP was very active from 1984 thorugh 2014. Its previous Board President, Stephanie Kenney, kept the organization viable during a time of waning interest, and she continued its mission on several fronts. Arlene Stevens, who will our speaker this evening, and Rebecca Blosser joined the Board in September 2021, and now new Board members have been found statewide to further the goals of the CHQP.
The California Heritage Quilt Project has been revived and is looking forward to continuing the mission established in 1984. They are honoring the work of the past and the projects that were so successful, such as the quilt documentation, oral histories, and the children’s teaching program. They have recently joined the Quilt Index in order to introduce the world to amazing quilts made in or brought to California. The Quilt Index, an open access, digital repository, shares images, stories, and information about quilts and their makers.
Join Arlene Stevens, the current president of CHQP, on zoom this evening to learn more about this amazing organization and their work.
Their website: https://chqp.org/home