The Signifying Quilt: Creating Voice for Hurricane Katrina Survivors and their Stories


The fabric patches are relays, pathways to the stories of their former owners. Through the quilters' tactics, the voices of the past survive.

A story of Hurricane Katrina and its survivors are woven through this webtext. This stitched narrative—in form and function—demonstrates the power of these digital fragments to piece together an alternate history.

Caress the quilt top to find your own way through the story. Patches at the top of each story fragment will bring you back to this quilt top.

Or click on the patchwork below to be taken to the start of my/their/your/our story.