Creative Journeys: Celebrating the Art of 
Refugee Women in Western New York

Wed, Jun 29 - Sat, Aug 20
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Buffalo History Museum • One Museum Court, Buffalo 14216


Since 2014, Stitch Buffalo (501c3) has provided a welcoming space for refugee and immigrant women to connect and share their love of the textile arts.

Creative Journeys is a celebration of that work and the textile traditions these women carried with them from Bhutan, Burma, Nepal, Thailand, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Somalia, and beyond—including backstrap loom weaving, hand embroidery, beading, macrame, block printing, and more.

We are proud to showcase the immense contribution these talented artists are making to the richness and diversity of Western New York’s cultural landscape.

Opening Celebration
May 21, 10:00am–2:00pm

Join us for our opening celebration to explore the exhibit and enjoy some special family-friendly events:

  • Meet many of the artists behind these beautiful creations and see them at work—stitching, weaving, and more.

  • Participate in a hands-on embroidery workshop.

  • Shop our pop-up boutique for one-of-kind gifts and garments to support the artists and mission of Stitch Buffalo.


Visitor Informaton

May 21 through August 20, 2022

Creative Journeys: Celebrating the Art of 
Refugee Women in Western New York will be on display at the Buffalo History Museum through August 20, during normal museum hours. Stitch Buffalo products are also available in the museum shop. On Saturdays, backstrap loom weaving demonstrations will be presented at the History Museum by women from Stitch Buffalo’s Refugee Women’s Workshop.

Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Court in Buffalo, New York

The museum is just east of Elmwood Avenue and off of Nottingham Terrace, north of the Scajaquada Expressway, in the northwest corner of Delaware Park. The Stitch Buffalo exhibit is located in the second floor gallery space.

Weekly Hours:
Wednesday: 10:00am–8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am–5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–5:00pm

BONUS: During your visit, you may also wish to enjoy the Marie Watt exhibit. Marie Watt is an American artist and member of the Seneca Nation of Indians who also has German-Scot ancestry. Her interdisciplinary work (much of which is textile-based) draws from history, biography, Iroquois proto-feminism, and Indigenous teachings. In it, she explores the intersection of history, community, and storytelling.

Supporters and Sponsors

This exhibit and all supporting activities are presented by Stitch Buffalo in partnership with: The Buffalo History Museum, New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Services Inc., Erie Counting Cultural Funding, Providence Fund (Sisters of St. Francis), and M&T Bank.

Event Organizer: Stitch Buffalo

Creative Journeys: Celebrating the Art of 
Refugee Women in Western New York

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Creative Journeys: Celebrating the Art of 
Refugee Women in Western New York



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