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Souvenirs : French for memories

Memory is like a patchwork of moments, a collection or mosaic of fragments from the past that inform our identity. Inspired by the tradition of quiltmaking and its relationship to culture and heritage, this website is meant to serve as a reflection on memory and identity.

Answer the brief questions below about different facets of identity with the scale for questions ranging from 1 (Not important to my sense of who I am) to 5 (Very important to my sense of who I am).

After submitting, you'll receive a curated selection of quilt squares based on your responses, just scroll to the bottom of the page where you’ll be able to drag these squares to create your own unique digital quilt.

1. How many places do you call home?

1 2 3 4 5+

2. The places where you have lived or were raised are important to your identity.

1 2 3 4 5

3. What color do you associate with home?

4. I keep objects or items because they remind me of an important memory or person in my life.

1 2 3 4 5

5. How important are your dreams and imagination to who you are?

1 2 3 4 5

6. How important is your faith or religion to your identity?

1 2 3 4 5

7. What's your favorite season?

Spring Summer Fall Winter

8. Meals gathered around the table with family have been a formative part of my life.

1 2 3 4 5

9. My belonging to a community is an important part of who I am.

1 2 3 4 5

10. My language and/or nationality or multiple nationalities are important to my sense of self.

1 2 3 4 5

11. Playing or watching sports is an important part of my identity.

1 2 3 4 5

12. I associate significant moments in my life with meaningful songs or musical artists.

1 2 3 4 5
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How to

Drag the quilt squares into the grey area to start building your own unique digital quilt. You can click the Refresh button if you would like to see a new selection of randomized squares reflecting your answers that you can choose from. Based on your favorite season you indicated above, you also have the option to toggle the Season Filter that reflects your choice. Once you've dragged a square into the grey area, you can click on a square to delete it and when you've completed your quilt, you can take a screenshot to save it!