The 'Yarn Bomb' project is uniting the QC community

Hundreds of Quad-Citians have participated in the project

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - It all started with a sweater knit for a tree in Cleveland, Ohio.
After reaching out to artist, Carol Hummel in Ohio, Augustana College got the Quad City community involved in the unique art project.
The project begins with Hummel teaching participants how to crochet circles with yarn. 
After hundreds of participants created dozens of crocheted circles they were linked together around nine trees.
The project is meant to symbolize communities coming together as one.
"I think that it's important, I think at this moment in time it's important to remember that we're all one community together so this is an important project that is, as I said community building. I think that is it is something that brightens the surroundings, changes your surroundings, it adds a little bit of color that wasn't there before and I just think that it's a beautiful thing and since it's created by community members I think that's all the more important," says Claire Kovacs.
If you did miss out on the unveiling today, you can still check out the trees on Augustana's campus, at the Figge Art Museum, and at Longfellow school in Rock Island.


 


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