Quilt Projet

The Escalette Collection Co-Hosts DIY Tissue Quilt Project Sign up to create a tissue quilt from home.

The Escalette Collection is excited to be partnering with CAM Raleigh to host a DIY tissue quilt project that you can complete at home. Collaborate with us on Maya Freelon’s tissue quilt for her upcoming exhibition at CAM Raleigh “Greater Than Equal” opening September 4, 2020. One of Maya Freelon’s tissue creations will also be featured in the Escalette Collection’s upcoming exhibition titled after her work: “Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories.” This exhibition will initially be shared virtually on August 31 with a physical exhibition in Roosevelt Hall to follow when the situation permits. More details about this virtual experience coming soon!

Sign up, and CAM Raleigh will mail you everything you need – no experience is necessary! Participants will create a small tissue quilt at home and send it back to CAM so that Maya can connect it to her two-story tissue quilt. This project centers around community and creating art together.


Your CAM to GO packet will include everything you need to create a tissue quilt: tissue paper, 4 glue sticks, easy illustrated instructions, and a pre-paid return mailing envelope. It’s an easy and fun project ages 4+ and takes 30-60 minutes to complete.

This opportunity is open to the first 25 people to respond. Artwork must be returned to CAM by August 14th. We kindly ask that you only request one tissue quilt packet per household.


Maya Freelon, Begin/Again [detail], 2017. Purchased with funds from the Escalette Endowment.

Header image source: https://www.mayafreelon.com/

Learn more about Maya Freelon on our eMuseum website. 

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is the proud home of the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art. The Escalette Collection exists to inspire critical thinking, foster interdisciplinary discovery, and strengthen bonds with the community. Beyond its role in curating art in public spaces, the Escalette is a learning laboratory that offers diverse opportunities for student and engagement and research, and involvement with the wider community. The collection is free and open to the public to view.

Jessica Bocinski