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about


The Project         
Launched October 2nd, 2020
Block making ends April 30, 2021
Exhibition Opens May 21, 2021
at Homer Watson House and Gallery

Our experiences of COVID-19 have been and continue to be unequal. Some people lost jobs, some work overtime in harm’s way, some have died, and others have recovered. We are facing the global pandemic here - in our community. Wearing a mask is one way we show care for those around us. We wear them to protect others. 

We are making a community quilt based on the form of a mask! This is an opportunity to come together - while apart - and make something that will remain as a memorial, acknowledge inequality, and act as a starting point for healing.

WHAT
A free community art project!
Contribute a quilt block to the quilt, which will be displayed publicly in the community. Quilt blocks will also be documented virtually on this website - see The Quilt.

WHERE
Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo, ON

WHO
Everyone, young and old, who live, works, studies or has been displaced from the area due to COVID-19, etc. If you self-identify as part of this community we welcome you to participate in our community quilt!

WHY
We’re making space for pain, resilience and care within our community.

WHEN
Multi-month project, 2020-2021*
*Quilt block making will end April 30, 2021
*Exhibition begins May 21, 2021 at the Homer Watson House and Gallery

HOW
Pick up a quilt block kit locally or make a block from home following simple instructions! Check back regularly to find out about upcoming workshops.


Land Acknowledgement        
The Tri-City area of land that constitutes the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo is located along O:se Kenhionhata:tie, also known as the Grand River. This land is part of the Haldimand Tract, land that was promised to the Six Nations, and includes 10km on either side of the river. This is the traditional territory of the Anishnabeg, Attawandaron (Neutral) and Haudenosaunee peoples.

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Support        Numerous individuals, local businesses and organizations have played a role in helping shape and bring this project to life. This wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our community, through sharing knowledge, time, and materials. Thank you all! A special thank-you to the Volunteer Action Centre and Wellbeing Waterloo for their support!



From Behind the Mask was selected as in December 2020 to receive funding from the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund and the Love My Hood Kitchener cummunity grant. We are very grateful for their financial contribution to this community art & architecture project!