Nature and environmental justice chosen for 2018 March Quilts theme

Birmingham Alabama
The March Quilt – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Bib & Tucker Sew Op-op has chosen nature and environmental justice as the theme for the 2018 March Quilts.

The inspirational March Quilt project began more than three years ago. Bib & Tucker’s first march Quilts celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches. The second quilts raised awareness about pay equity.  Last year’s 2017 March Quilts honored the 50th  anniversary of the Loving V. Virgina Supreme Court ruling on interracial marriage.

Birmingham Alabama
The March Quilts – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

This year’s theme is simple: “Nature and the way in which we interact with her.”

Here is what Bib & Tucker is seeking (from their fact sheet):

“We’re calling all native species enthusiast, recycling wonks, National Park advocates and urban greenway trailblazers to join us.

Making a quilt block is a fun, simple process and no sewing experience is necessary. Your block may embody any representative of NATURE through images, symbols or words.”

Below is the open sewing session schedule for 2018.  Make sure to check Bib & Tucker’s Facebook page regularly for additional events.

January 23rd – Tuesday – 11AM-2PM – UAB’s Women and Infants Center | 1700 6th Ave S, 35233

January 27th – Saturday – 10AM-1PM – Birmingham Museum of Art | 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, 35203

February 20th – Tuesday – 11AM-2PM – UAB’s Women and Infants Center | 1700 6th Ave S, 35233

Birmingham Alabama
The March Quilts – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

February 24th – Saturday – 10AM-1PM – Bib & Tucker Sew-Op | 4915 5th Ave S, 35222

March 20th – Tuesday – 11AM-2PM – UAB’s Women and Infants Center | 1700 6th Ave S, 35233

Unveiling of the 2018 Quilt

The March Quilt will be unveiled on Earth Day, April 22 at the  Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Want to be a part of this special project?  Contact Bib & Tucker to learn how you can participate.

  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.