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You are cordially invited to

Hanal Pixán Food for the Souls: Dia de los Muertos 2012

1852 W 19th St.

Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Reception

Friday, September 14, 6-8:30pm

Exhibition continues through December 16

El Stitch y Bitch is thrilled to share their quilt-form ofrenda. Over the last 4 years, El Stitch y Bitch has created community through the one thing that unites this diverse group: the celebration of Do-It-Yourself culture. As a group mainly consisting of women from many walks of life we keep the tradition of the handmade alive through our regular knitting circle meetings. In our second ofrenda, we have carefully created a quilt out of love and continuity for those who have inspired us to create, work and live.

Participating El Stitch y Bitch artists:

Adriana Baltazar, Laura Barba, Linda Barba, Rayberth Arroyo Di Vicino, Mylene Domenech, Charly Garcia, Irasema Gonzalez, Erika Hernandez, Ma. Del Carmen Adriana Huerta, Claudia Marchán, Naomi Martinez, Victoria Martinez, Naomi Mendia, Giselle Mercier, Belia Ortega, Elvia Rodriguez-Ochoa, Kristina Roque, Thelma Uranga and Rachel Wallis

This Wednesday, July 11 we will have our regular monthly meeting. Since we are in the middle of our Dia de los Muertos project, this will be a working meeting for those who have jumped on thus far. For those who would like to get involved, there is still time! Stop by Wednesday to pick up info and any supplies needed. We will meet at my apt (email stitchy.bitch@yahoo.com for address) at 7:30 and can work well through the night.

If you’re super interested in the Dia de los Muertos project, but are unable to make it this week, shoot us an email and I can share the plan.

We will have a few more working dates this month and will follow up with that asap.

 

 

 

Hola Stitch y Bitch!

Beginner’s Night is still on for next week. Karla, Laura and Naomi will be holding down the night for all the new crafters that will be joining us. Our meeting will be on Wednesday, June 13 from 7-9pm at Efebina’s: 1640 S Blue Island. You’ll want to look for them in the back room of the cafe. Supplies (knit or crochet) will be available for you beginner’s so no need to worry about that. Just shoot us an email at stitchy.bitch@yahoo.com if you plan on attending 🙂

In case you haven’t heard the great news, El Stitch y Bitch has been invited to once again create a Dia de los Muertos ofrenda for the 2012 exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art. If you’re interested in being a part of this project, the planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20th at 7pm at my apt. (email us for address).

Take care and have a great weekend

El Stitch y Bitch is excited to share the news that we will once again create an ofrenda for the National Museum of Mexican Art’s Dia de los Muertos exhibition this upcoming Fall. We couldn’t be more thrilled to let the collaborative, creative juices flow! We will have more updates for those who are interested in contributing very soon.

At the moment Beginner’s Night is still on for June 13 at Efebina’s: 1640 S Blue Island from 7-9pm.

Cheers!

We had a great time at the Indianapolis Dia de los Muertos celebration on Oct. 29th! Here are some of the highlights. Enjoy!

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The Dia de los Muertos exhibition will be open through November 27th. More info here.

Hola everyone!

 

October is coming close to an end and with that comes Dia de los Muertos (DDLM). As many of you know, the altar we created last year is happily installed in its current home at the Indianapolis Art Center. The art center is having a DDLM celebration next Saturday, October 29th from noon-5pm. The celebration includes food, music and lots of fun art activities. I will be driving down with my family, and I’d like to extend the invitation to all of you. Depending on how many people are interested, we can carpool or we can just plan to meet at the art center. Please let me know if you are interested in coming and/or if you might be willing to be a driver. I will share more once I know these details. For now you can find more info here: http://www.indplsartcenter.org/dayofthedead2011/celebration.shtml

If you can’t make it next weekend, I hope to see you at our next Stitch y Bitch which will be on Wednesday, November 9th, location is TBD.

Have a great day!

Hello El Stitch y Bitch,

It’s been a while since we’ve had a real update and I promise this one contains good news and a much needed knitting night.


Good news first… Last year our all knit and crocheted altar was unveiled at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. This year we are so happy to share the news that we will show our altar at the Indianapolis Art Center’s Dia de los Muertos exhibition. Karla did an amazing job of assisting me with the proposal and this weekend we will hit the road to go install it. The show opens on Saturday October 29th from noon-5pm. More info here. Let’s talk about carpooling for the opening at our next meeting!

We had a great opening night at the Tejer y Joder show over at Antena last Friday. A big CONGRATS goes out to all of our displaying artists– you did an amazing job and I am so proud of all your work. Check out this sweet blog post!

Since the next couple weekends are packed with installing the altar and a mini vacay for me, let’s plan to have our next knitting circle on Wednesday, Oct. 5th at my apt. from 7pm-9pm. My address is 2053 W Coulter St. I promise to have yummy beer and snacks, but feel free to bring your fav. snack too. Can’t wait to catch up and see what everyone is working on!

p.s. Beginner’s Night will be back soon!

The knitters and crocheters of El Stitch y Bitch spent their entire summer stitching away flowers, calaveras, papel picado and more for our beloved Day of the Dead altar at Vida Breve: Day of the Dead 2010 at the National Museum of Mexican Art.

So how did it all go down? We’ve compiled a small slideshow of our yarn adventures. Enjoy!

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p.s. Working on jam packed update! If you would like to be added to our update list, just shoot us a quick email at: stitchy.bitch@yahoo.com

Just got a sneak peak at the newest issue of Cafe Magazine! What a wonderful surprise to see yours truly on the cover!! Available tomorrow, Sept. 30 and very FREE.

What a wonderful opening night! A big thank you goes out to all our friends and family for your amazing support. I am so in love with El Stitch y Bitch and cannot wait to officially celebrate on Friday, Sept. 17! If you’re on the Facebook group check in for details.

You still  have plenty of time to check it out… The show closes on Dec. 13. Here’s an awesome photo by Rossie Rangel-Schwartz, but we hope you will visit in person!