Cultivating Care for Cloth and Community

Collective Mending Sessions, April 2019, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA

The Collective Mending Sessions is a series of socially engaged workshops centering on collaboratively mending a quilt. Led by artist Catherine Reinhart.


The Project

The Collective Mending sessions aims to cultivate care for cloth and community through a series of artist led workshops teaching hand mending. Project includes a growing list of print resources and interactive library.

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Who are we?

Learn more about the artist and the community partners.

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Keeping Connected

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Catherine Reinhart

Our Practice

Cultivating care for cloth and community through the meditative process of slow stitching.


The project, in concept and execution, is a beautiful, multilayered metaphor for the work that needs to happen to mend the political, social, and economic divisions in our nation.

— Sharon Stewart, community partner, owner Lockwood Cafe

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Get Involved

Want to attend a workshop? Host a mending session?Contribute financially to The Collective Mending Sessions? Contact us. Get involved.

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