The blind stitch is the stitch that binds, nearly invisibly, multiple layers of fabric. We are fortunate in our Bloomington community to have hundreds of individuals carrying out the task of ensuring that Bloomington is bound together through art, wellness, and educational resources everyday. This quilt was made both in collaboration with and to tell the story of a handful of organizations whose meaningful work keeps our city thriving.
NOISE Contemporary Art Gallery proudly presents Blindstitch Bloomington (Goodbye Gallerage), a collaborative exhibition and picnic by Molly Evans. Molly has been working on large-scale quilts made with everyday people in the Bloomington community, as well as in other cities. Here in Bloomington, organizations such as the Monroe County Public Library, Bloomingfoods, Lotus Fest, I Fell Community Gallery, and others have donated time and materials to Molly's quilts, letting the stories and memories in those materials become a part of the final work. Artists from the last three years of NOISE have sent prints to add representations of their practices. Finally, people all over Bloomington have stitched the pieced quilt, their own marks as distinctive as the contributions from other organizations and artists.