College Community Produces Collaborative Black Lives Matter Digital Quilt

Part of BLM quilt

Under the direction of Graphic Design Program Chair and Associate Professor Christine Shanks, the Tompkins Cortland community is creating digital quilts in support of global protests against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter. The project will be featured in the History Center in Tompkins County permanent archives and the first quilt will be on permanent display at the Center. 

Current students, alumni, staff, and faculty are invited to contribute to the project, which will continue to grow as more voices are heard. 

See the entire project at

larger version of BLM quilt piece

This is the piece in the center of the first quilt. Piece produced by Christine Shanks and Anthony Smith.