Time & Location
Feb 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange, 2124 W 82nd Pl, Chicago, IL 60620, USA
About The Event
Soup & Thread is a monthly series of sewing bees at community spaces around town that will sew "the history of Soup & Bread* into the world’s largest soup-themed tablecloth"! All materials will be provided, along with a light snack of soup and bread.
*Soup & Bread is a community meal project and a fun, grassroots way to raise money for hunger-relief organizations and other good causes that has been based at the Hideout, a bar and music club in Chicago, for over 14 years. Soup & Bread instigators Martha Bayne and Sheila Sachs and multimedia artist Andrea Jablonski are expanding into textiles with the launch of Soup & Thread, a monthly series of sewing bees at community spaces around town. "Many hands make light work, and we are going to need all the help we can get as we embark on this audacious quest."
All materials will be provided, along with a light snack of soup and bread.
They'll be hosting gently facilitated conversations around food and community as we sew, all of which will feed into our final project: an installation of the quilt and supporting materials at a gallery space in the fall of 2024. In 2025, we will be taking it on the road!
Come sew with us on the following dates:
Saturday, February 17, at the Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange, 2124 W. 82nd Place in Auburn Gresham, 1-4 pm.
Saturday, March 9, at Cary’s Lounge, 2251 W. Devon in Rogers Park, noon-3 pm
Additional events TBA through the spring and summer; if you know of a community space that would like to host a bee, please get in touch! See soupandbread.net or follow @soup_and_thread on Instagram for updates.
Soup & Thread is made possible by a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. All events are free/pay what you can and family friendly.