Lizzy Rockwell is a quilter and quilting teacher. In 2008 she formed a group called Peace by Piece: The Norwalk Community Quilt Project. The group is made up of children and adults, who meet weekly in Norwalk, CT and make collaborative quilts. Quilts are made as gifts, for fundraising and for personal use. Others are created for public installation. To date, seven quilts are in the permanent collection at Norwalk Community College, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk Public Library, South Norwalk Branch Library and Newfield Library in Bridgeport, CT. Each of the installation quilts is designed by Lizzy and incorporates fabric art from numerous individuals. Public quilting bees allow even more people to participate in the communal work of art.
Lizzy's new book, The All-Together Quilt is based on the individuals and activities of Peace by Piece.
Group with banner
Creating paper collage designs
Working on design of Flagship quilt, the first quilt created collaboratively by Peace by Piece: The Norwalk Community Quilt Project, an intergenerational after school art program in Norwalk, CT
Paper collages for Flagship Quilt
Created by individual quilters at Peace by Piece meetings, using classic ninepatch template.
Flagship Designs in Fabric
Paper collage designs were translated into fabric.
Norwalk Community College
A plaque was installed at the Flagship Quilt on November 28, 2018
Peace by Piece group portrait
LOVE Letters pencil sketch
9 years celebration cake
LOVE quilt on the frame
Doris and America at the frame
Viola and Sandra at the frame
LOVE letters center panel
LOVE fabric art pile
Lizzy with LOVE quilt in progress
The Love Quilt on the frame
LOVE event countdown
LOVE event big reveal
Mentors in front of LOVE quilt
Children's Room at Norwalk Library
Fabric art patchwork
Owl head SoNo Library Quilt
Owl applique pieces
Ernestine holding one wing pieced
Fabric art made by children
Lizzy sewing applique elements
Take Flight Quilt top assembled
Take Flight Quilt
South Norwalk Branch Library, Norwalk, CT 2015
Applique for Open up Quilt
Butterfly panel for Newfield Branch Library in Bridgeport, CT. Commissioned by Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library.
Assembling the collage of kid's fabric art generated in workshops with Bridgeport, CT youth from Positive Young Brothers and Sisters mentoring program.
At Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport, CT
Unveiling quilt at Newfield Library
Open Up quilt at Newfield Library
Paper Collage Quilt Sketch
For Heart to Heart Quilt designed for Norwalk Public Library. Created collaboratively with Peace by Piece: The Norwalk Community Quilt Project.
Heart to Heart Detail
Artwork was created with fabric paint and stencils in workshops at Norwalk Public Library and Peace by Piece meetings.
Peace by Piece meeting
The Heart to Heart quilt in progress at Peace by Piece meeting in Norwalk, CT
Heart to Heart Quilt
Finished Heart to Heart Quilt for Norwalk Public Library. Created collaboratively with Peace by Piece: The Norwalk Community Quilt Project.
Hand Lettering Design in Pencil
Early iteration of slogan for Norwalk Has Heart Quilt, created for Norwalk Public Library, with Peace by Piece quilters.
Assembled fabic Lettering
Norwalk Quilt sketch, second iteration created in photoshop, with border intended for kids' art. To be created collaboratively with Peace by Piece: The Norwalk Community Quilt Project.
Lettering in Assembly
Lettering design was scaled up and printed out to make paper templates for fabric cutting.
Assembly of Words
Norwalk Has Heart lettering in assembly.
Madeline with her Patch
A piece of fabric art created for Norwalk Has Heart Quilt.
Peace by Piece hosted community quilting bees at public places. Here at the Norwalk Oyster Fest in Norwalk, CT
Norwalk Has Heart Quilt Finished
At Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT
Sketch for Growing Together Quilt
Requested by Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT.
Growing Together Quilt
At Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, CT
Peace by Piece Group Portrait
At Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Growing together quilt signage
Over 700 individuals contributed to this quilt
Detail of Lizzy's Improv Quilt
Created for personal use.
Lizzy's bed quilt
Lizzy made this quilt for her home.
Quilted Shoulder Bag
Created as a prototype for girls' sewing project at Peace by Piece