Quilting Workshop with Mik and May Gaspay
Space is limited. Please RSVP to attend.
Join mother and son duo Mik and May Gaspay for a hands-on quilting workshop. Inspired by the social and communal space of quilting bees, May and Mik along with co-conspirator Malleva Abenes lead an afternoon centered on all things quilt making.
The workshop starts in the gallery where Mik, May, and Malleva have work on view in the exhibition Fiber Structure followed by a showing of quilts by May and Malleva. Once situated at work stations, participants will be taught the basics of quilt making, patchwork, and finally quilting throw blankets. Blankets created during the workshop will be donated to La Casa de Las Madres, an organization working to end violence against women and children.
*This workshop is open to all experience levels and ages. Families are welcome. A limited amount of materials and sewing machines will be available to use but participants are also encouraged to bring their own materials.
About the Artists
Mik Gaspay (b. Quezon City, Philippines) lives and works in San Francisco. Gaspay received his MFA from California College of the Arts in 2011. Gaspay has had a solo exhibition at Alter Space Gallery in San Francisco. He has also participated in various group shows in museums and spaces including the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Art Gallery at the University of Hawaii in Hilo, WhiteBox Gallery in New York. In 2016, Gaspay was awarded a commission by the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco for a permanent public art installation in San Francisco Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square Bridge. mikgaspay.com
Maybeline Gaspay (b. Aparri Cagayan, Philippines) immigrated to the US in 1984 with her spouse and four children. May worked as an RN for 25 years while raising her kids and supporting a post-grad husband. She started quilting in 1984 as a hobby and now is a long arm quilter and quilts for others.
Lleva Abenes (b.in Manila, Philippines) has exhibited her quilts at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and at East Bay Heritage Quilters Voices in Cloth. Lleva quilts as a way to return to zen after a full day’s work in Environmental Health and Safety.