a collaborative series of exhibits and events celebrating the art of the quilt


Stepping Stones Museum
Quilts Made by Norwalk Children from the 1970s to Today

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Stepping Stones Museum for Children (SSMC) is an award-winning children’s museum and a key community resource. Stepping Stones is committed to broadening and enriching the lives of children and enhancing their understanding of the world through playful, educational learning experiences. The expanded Gold LEED Certified facility more than doubles the capacity of the original museum with new exhibits, plays areas, cafe, facility rental space and state-of-the-art Multimedia Gallery.

Odyssey of the Mind Quilt, 2011 | Maker: Jody Bishop Pullan, American, Norwalk, CT | Machine Stitched, patchwork with t-shirt logos and yellow cotton borders, 57” x 42¼” | Loaned by Jody Bishop Pullan

Quilts Made by Norwalk Children from the 1970s to Today features an Odyssey of the Mind (OM) quilt in SSMC’s Family and Teacher Resource Center. Made by Jodie Bishop-Pullan, the OM director, this quilt is composed of t-shirt images from the winning years of Norwalk’s OM champion team. The images are arranged in squares surrounded by yellow and red cotton fabric that has been tied. OM is an after-school program for teens and their parents where members solve problems and formulate ideas as part of local and regional teams and in national competition. Stepping Stones also will showcase photography of four other quilts made by children in groups, including Peace by Piece: The Norwalk Community Quilt Project, an  intergenerational program supported by the Norwalk Children’s Foundation.