Anishinaabe Quilting Workshop
2017 quilting workshop with Anishinaabe high school students
- Professor Bennett introduces the concept of “heritage algorithms”
- Students create their own designs using the heritage themes
- 3D printed templates allow students to cut out each design element from cloth of the color they selected. Classic anishinaabe design elements are petals, berries, medicine wheel, etc.
- Each group uses their design to create one quilt block, and all the quilt blocks are assembled together to make a collective quilt to be hung outside the office of the Native American Studies program at NMU. Note that a few native students from the southwest also attended, and they created the more rectangular design at the center.