These Textile Sculptures are Only Possible with Your Help

Project 1 artist, Amanda Browder, will transform spaces across Grand Rapids into multi-colored textile sculptures this fall. And she needs your help.

She’s calling on our community — you and me — to help her collect fabric and sew these immense striped tapestries that she’ll wrap around multiple buildings and structures throughout our city.

How You Can Help

Sew with Us

Absolutely no sewing experience is required to come sew with Amanda, our team and people from our community. Everyone of all ages and abilities are welcome to join. At each Sewing Day, you’d have the opportunity to:

  • Organize fabric by color
  • Place fabric on the tables for pinning
  • Pin the fabric
  • Sew the pinned sections together
  • Maintain the sewing machines and be there if someone needs help
  • Organize the fabric as it’s sewn

Sewing Day details for next month are now available:

Donate Fabric

Do you have fabric remnants leftover from past projects, or even fabric bolts hanging around? We’d love to put them to use. We’re looking for colorful, non-stretchy fabrics in opaque materials like cotton, rayon and velvet, as well as threads of all kinds.

To donate your fabric and thread, send them to 41 Sheldon Blvd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503, or stop by Monday-Friday, 9a-4p.

Spread the Word

Help us get the word out about Amanda’s project and ways to get involved. Did you donate fabric or are you planning to sew with us? We’d love it if you’d share with your friends and family! Tag @artprize and use our hashtag: #Project1GR.

Haven’t had a chance to get involved but would still like to spread the word? High fives, you’re the best one. Linked below are a couple posts you’re welcome to share:


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