Stunning Murals Depict Passing Down Knowledge

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A Quilt is the Perfect Symbol!

Quilters have long used their medium to pass skills and knowledge to younger generations. That makes a quilt the perfect symbol for intergenerational learning.

“Holding Grandmother’s Quilt” is a series of two murals in Philadelphia, PA that evokes the concept of sharing skills and knowledge across generations. The quilt seems to flow under the buildings to the children on the other side.

Holding Grandmother’s Quilt - Mural

While they can be interpreted as passing down the legacy of quilting, the murals also evoke the transfer of skills and knowledge of many kinds. The beauty of elders sharing their knowledge with young people is evident in the wonderful creations.

Holding Grandmother’s Quilt - Mural

The mural commemorates the work of long-time community member Miss Jones and forms the backdrop for a community park developed from an empty lot.

Learn more about these stunning murals, including their location, here.

Holding Grandmother’s Quilt - Mural


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