Community Beaded Quilt


multicolored quilt made from fuse beads on a white wallA quilt made from fuse beads created by individual squares (and other shapes) made by members of the community from different organizations including- The KS State School for the Blind, The Whole Person, Johnson County Park and Recreation District- Culture Division, Johnson County Facilities, JCDS Emerging Artists, Arts Council of Johnson County, local artist GK Callahan. This is one of the smaller beaded quilts made from the idea of the Kansas City Beaded Quilt, a project made In 2019 lead by GK Callahan and Laura White.

multicolored quilt made from fuse beads on a white wall






Both artists embarked on an important community art project, working with the blind and deaf-blind communities of the greater Kansas City area to craft the KC Beaded Quilt. The quilt, made with over 1200 squares and 330,000 fuse beads, was put together with the help of more than 10 KC area non-profits and their patrons. This art project brought the blind and deaf-blind communities together. Added benefits were aiding its creators in finger dexterity, color & shape recognition, and, most importantly, socialization. The KC Beaded Quilt is currently on display at 
Englewood Arts Center in Independence, MO.