On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, participants made handmade paper for the Living Quilt for Santa Rosa public art project during Open Studio time at Jane Ingram Allen’s studio, 3840 Finley Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. Many people of all ages joined in making handmade paper with seeds for wildflowers in the pulp to create the panels of the quilt in the traditional “flying geese” quilt pattern. The white pulp has seeds for white poppies, white cosmos, Baby’s breath and other white wildflowers and the blue pulp has seeds for California bluebells and other mixed blue wildflowers. The quilt will have yellow-orange borders with seeds for California poppies and other yellow wildflowers. The handmade paper quilt will be installed on a prepared bed of soil with a headboard and footboard woven of trimmed branches by volunteers working with the artist at Rincon Ridge Park, off Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA. The artist and volunteers will be working at Rincon Ridge Park from 11 AM to 4PM Nov. 17-20. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jane by email at email@example.com or call 857-234-2432.
We also need lots of trimmed branches that are flexible to use for weaving the headboard and footboard for the “bed”. Call or email the artist if you have branches to contribute.