COMMUNITY THREAD - True/False Film Fest COMMUNITY THREAD - True/False Film Fest

December 1, 2022


“Community Thread” is a 9 x 9 foot quilt created by volunteers and community members to be featured at this year’s True False Film Fest. In keeping with the T/F 2023 theme of “This is a test” the squares will be “test swatches” created by the community to test out creative techniques. Swatches will be created from multiple techniques, such as embroidery, applique, and batik. We would like to welcome you to make a square to contribute to the quilt to celebrate the 20-year history of the Fest as a prompt.

We invite you to come together to create your own quilt square to be featured as a part of this “Community Thread.” We are partnering with the Columbia Art League to hold January workshops in embroidery, batik, applique, and fabric printing. We will need 324 squares total and our goal is to have squares complete by January 31, 2023.

Ways to participate:

1. Sign up for a workshop! Public workshops will be advertised and are free! There are four workshop at CAL, one in each technique in January. To sign up visit the CAL website

Thursday, January 5th: 6:00-7:30pm (Embroidery)
Thursday, January 12th: 6:00-7:30pm (Appliqué)
Saturday, January 14th: 1:00-3:00pm (Fabric Printing)
Saturday, January 21st: 3:00-5:00pm (Batik)

Other workshops: We are hosting a few high and middle school embroidery workshops. There may be additional workshops held in other locations but these are still in the planning phase. There will certainly be informal workshops as well, the best way to know about workshops in general is to contact Carrie or Esther and we will add you to our list. Batik and fabric printing will be offered in workshops only, but applique and embroidery are open to working from home….

2. Work from home!
Follow the link below to view a pdf of our full instructions.

Share your work! If you’re on instragram, share your work with the hashtag #tf2023quilt