The exhibit, called the “Mask Scrap Quilt,” was made by the Boston Area Mask Initiative (BAMI). The group of volunteers has sown together thousands of fabric masks for doctors, nurses and other emergency workers since the start of the pandemic.
Beth McLaughlin is the executive director at the museum. She said the exhibit serves not only as an embodiment of the year 2020, but also as an example of tremendous craftsmanship.
“Regardless of how it came to be, it is a beautiful, stunning craft object even if you just take it out of the context of why it was created,” she said. “It’s really spectacular.”
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The quilt will be on display from December 4 to January 9, 2022. More information about the quilt can be found on BAMI’s website.
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