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#YarnBombQC brought the sculptor Carol Hummel the the Quad Cities to work with our communities to create crocheted, site-specific, community-based public art on trees in three locations: Augustana College, the Figge Art Museum, and Longfellow Liberal Arts School. This project, like much of the art by Hummel, draws diverse sectors of communities together in a positive, celebratory way to help create major pieces of art for the people, by the people. Well over 100 community members participated by creating crocheted circles, which the artist and her assistants stitched together and installed on the trees. Participants included students from Augustana College, the Creative Arts Academy, Longfellow Liberal Arts, Western Illinois University, and St. Ambrose University, as well as community members ranging from age 8 to 80+. This project was organized by the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, and is supported in part by an ArtWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as by the Augustana Art Department, Augustana College/Longfellow Liberal Arts School Partnership, Augustana Humanities Fund, Augustana Institute for Leadership and Service, the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities, the Figge Art Museum, and Sunbelt Rentals. Our media sponsor is WVIK.

Photos courtesy of Augustana Photo Bureau, Claire Kovacs, Berni Carmak, Danielle Beliveau-Derion, Carol Hummel, Molly Sedensky, and LuAnna Gerdemann

Exhibition Date

August 28 through October 29, 2017


Augustana College, Yarn, Crochet


Art and Design | Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts



A hearty and heartfelt thanks to all our volunteers, most especially those marathon crocheters who helped us get to the finish line.



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