The Creative Discovery Museum is seen at 321 Chestnut Street Sunday, July 21, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

To celebrate the eventual reopening of the Creative Discovery Museum, museum officials are asking community members to create a 12-by-12-inch textile square and mail it to the museum.  

When CDM reopens, staff will connect the squares from across the community to create an art piece.

A textile is a type of cloth or woven fabric. 

Here are the guidelines for creating a square: 

— Use any of the following materials to create a square: yarn, thread, fabric, felt, cloth, T-shirts, towels, rugs and/or sheets.

— Find materials within this color palette: violets, greens, yellows, pinks, reds, blues and whites

— The only criteria is that textiles are used and connected in a 12-by-12-inch square. For example, you can connect your textiles together by knitting, gluing or sewing. 

Here's how to submit it:

— Mail finished squares to the Museum at 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37402 and address it to the attention of Liza Blair.   

Visit the CDM website for more information.  

In partnership with the Creative Discovery Museum

This is part of an occasional series by the Times Free Press in partnership with the Creative Discovery Museum to provide free resources for children and families during the coronavirus outbreak. Visit the CDM website for more fun activities.