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Marie Watt | Sewing Circle Invitation

Tue, 07/20/2021
Marie Watt, 2019, Companion Species (Speech Bubble), reclaimed wool blankets, embroidery floss, and thread

Marie Watt invites you to an Open-to-the-Community Sewing Circle.

“Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 we will be hosting in-person sewing circles in Portland, Oregon and look forward to connecting with our community through shared embroidery and conversation. This is an all ages event and no experience required.

Friday, July 23, 2 - 4:30pm
Sellwood Park, Picnic Area H
714 SE Miller St.
Portland OR

Saturday, July 24, 10am - 12pm
Oregon Center for Contemporary Art
8371 North Interstate Avenue
Portland OR 

Sewing circles are inclusive by nature and design. Everyone’s voice is equal in a circle; circles can expand or contract as needed to create space. The panels being stitched often start with an Indigenous point of view in relation to site, histories, and Iroquois teachings, and these themes then become touchstones for conversation, connection, and cross-cultural knowledge generously exchanged by participants. Our stories connect us. 
No sewing experience necessary
All ages welcome (participants to date have included individuals from ages 3 to 93) 
Come and go as you wish
I will trade a print in exchange for your stitches
Bring a friend and feel free to pass the invitation on 

These outdoor sites are new to us. As table space will be limited, consider bringing a blanket to gather and stitch from. 

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.”

RSVP July 23 at Sellwood Park:

RSVP July 24 at Oregon Contemporary: