October 28, 2022 | Craig Siegel, ATR-BC, ATCS, Multicultural Committee Chair
The AATA Multicultural Committee will be hosting its annual Quilt Project in the Open Studio during the Annual Conference. Join us in person on Friday, November 11, 2022, from 4 to 5 pm. To reserve your space to participate in this meaningful and collaborative art-making event, click here. Space is limited so make sure to register as soon as possible.
AATA’s Multicultural Committee has celebrated this quilting process for many years, “embracing diversity piece-by-piece.” Annually at the AATA art therapy conference, participants select muslin pieces and create art on them. After each piece is collected, it is later stitched together to make a final piece.
The quilt is then raffled off during the conference, with the proceeds supporting the Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Fund and/or other Multicultural Committee endeavors. Established in 2000, the scholarship supports efforts to “explore, express, and connect” in order to enhance the multicultural aspects of the therapeutic experience.
The Multicultural Committee will be selling tickets at the conference for the quilt made during the 2019 conference (1 ticket for $1; 3 for $5; 7 for $10 or 20 for $20).
Learn more about the history of the quilt here.