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30 Apr 2023

Family Program: Woven of the World

Join us at the Museum for a special family program designed for children ages 4 and up, and their accompanying adults. We will start with a reading from Woven of the World with children’s book author Katey Howes, followed by exploration in the galleries to learn more about the current exhibition What that Quilt Knows About Me and finish with collaborative art-making. The book will be available at the Museum Shop for purchase after the program.

This program is free of charge, but registration is required. For more information, or to register:

About the Author:

Katey Howes is an award-winning children’s author and poet. Her previous books include A Poem Grows Inside You, named the 2023 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book, Rissy No Kissies, one of Kirkus’ 100 Best Children’s Books of 2021, and Be A Maker, winner of the 2019 ILA Social Justice Literacy Award.  Formerly a physical therapist, Katey now divides her time between writing, crafting, and raising three ravenous readers. You can usually find Katey under a big tree on a small mountain in eastern Pennsylvania, or get to know her better at, on Twitter @Kateywrites, or on Instagram @kidlitlove.

About the Book:

Told from the perspective of a young girl learning to weave, Woven of the World is a lyrical meditation on the ancient art of weaving and what this beautiful craft can teach us.  As rhythmic as the swish of a loom, and as vibrant as a skein of brightly dyed wool, this lyrical picture book shares the history and practice of weaving through the centuries and around the world, as imagined by a young weaver learning her craft. Her family’s weaving practice helps her feel connected to the past and hopeful for the future. It shows her that each of us is a tapestry: a unique, rich, and beautifully interwoven combination of traits and traditions, with a pattern that is still emerging. At once a celebration of a time-honored art and a meditation on the ways we are interconnected, this artfully woven narrative gathers the threads of weaving as a technical skill, a cultural tradition, and as a metaphor for how our lives are knit together, into a radiantly intertwined whole.


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Photos: Woven of the World book cover; Image of the author.

10:30 am–11:30 am

Free; in-person