Quilting

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 is currently working on a picture book about communal quilting. 

Group with banner

Group with banner

Creating paper collage designs

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

Paper collages for Flagship Quilt

Created by individual quilters at Peace by Piece meetings, using classic ninepatch template.

Flagship Designs in Fabric

Flagship Designs in Fabric

Paper collage designs were translated into fabric.

Norwalk Community College

Norwalk Community College

A plaque was installed at the Flagship Quilt on November 28, 2018

Peace by Piece group portrait

Peace by Piece group portrait

February 2018

LOVE Letters pencil sketch

LOVE Letters pencil sketch

9 years celebration cake

9 years celebration cake

LOVE quilt on the frame

LOVE quilt on the frame

Doris and America at the frame

Doris and America at the frame

Viola and Sandra at the frame

Viola and Sandra at the frame

LOVE letters center panel

LOVE letters center panel

LOVE fabric art pile

LOVE fabric art pile

Lizzy with LOVE quilt in progress

Lizzy with LOVE quilt in progress

The Love Quilt on the frame

The Love Quilt on the frame

LOVE event countdown

LOVE event countdown

LOVE event big reveal

LOVE event big reveal

Mentors in front of LOVE quilt

Mentors in front of LOVE quilt

Children's Room at Norwalk Library

Children's Room at Norwalk Library

Fabric art patchwork

Fabric art patchwork

Owl head SoNo Library Quilt

Owl head SoNo Library Quilt

Owl applique pieces

Owl applique pieces

Ernestine holding one wing pieced

Ernestine holding one wing pieced

Fabric art made by children

Fabric art made by children

Lizzy sewing applique elements

Lizzy sewing applique elements

Take Flight Quilt top assembled

Take Flight Quilt top assembled

Take Flight Quilt

Take Flight Quilt

South Norwalk Branch Library, Norwalk, CT 2015

Applique for Open up Quilt

Applique for Open up Quilt

Butterfly panel for Newfield Branch Library in Bridgeport, CT. Commissioned by Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library.

Patchwork Assembly

Patchwork Assembly

Assembling the collage of kid's fabric art generated in workshops with Bridgeport, CT youth from Positive Young Brothers and Sisters mentoring program.

Quilting Bee

Quilting Bee

At Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport, CT

Unveiling quilt at Newfield Library

Unveiling quilt at Newfield Library

Open Up quilt at Newfield Library

Open Up quilt at Newfield Library

Paper Collage Quilt Sketch

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

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

Peace by Piece meeting

The Heart to Heart quilt in progress at Peace by Piece meeting in Norwalk, CT

Heart to Heart Quilt

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

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

Assembled fabic Lettering

Computer Sketch

Computer Sketch

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 in Assembly

Lettering design was scaled up and printed out to make paper templates for fabric cutting.

Assembly of Words

Assembly of Words

Norwalk Has Heart lettering in assembly.

Madeline with her Patch

Madeline with her Patch

A piece of fabric art created for Norwalk Has Heart Quilt.

Quilting Bee

Quilting Bee

Peace by Piece hosted community quilting bees at public places. Here at the Norwalk Oyster Fest in Norwalk, CT

Norwalk Has Heart Quilt Finished

Norwalk Has Heart Quilt Finished

Quilt Unveiling

Quilt Unveiling

At Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT

Sketch for Growing Together Quilt

Sketch for Growing Together Quilt

Requested by Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT.

Growing Together Quilt

Growing Together Quilt

At Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, CT

Peace by Piece Group Portrait

Peace by Piece Group Portrait

At Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Growing together quilt signage

Growing together quilt signage

Over 700 individuals contributed to this quilt

Detail of Lizzy's Improv Quilt

Detail of Lizzy's Improv Quilt

Created for personal use.

Lizzy's bed quilt

Lizzy's bed quilt

Lizzy made this quilt for her home.

Quilted Shoulder Bag

Quilted Shoulder Bag

Created as a prototype for girls' sewing project at Peace by Piece

Fabric art made by children