What happens though when the quilter is the one in need and is hurting through personal tragedy? Many times that quilter actually stops sewing and quilting. I don't really know why this happens but I have seen it many times. I myself have had a few family tragedies the past four years and I just realized after reading the story I posted on our Breast Cancer Survivor Page that I have not been quilting like I used to.
WTC Pentagon PA Memorial Quilt. This project received almost 20,000 quilt blocks to honor the 9/11 victims.
We used 7500 quilt blocks in the original quilt panels and we donated some to other WTC quilt projects.
I organized the volunteers to sew the remaining 7,000 quilt blocks into Honor Banners and Charity Quilts. The Honor Banner Quilts were dontated to the Military, Firefighters, EMTs, Churches, Rescue Dogs, Port Authority, Pentagon, Airlines and Shanksville PA.
|The Honor Banner Quilt which was Donated to the Pentagon|
|All Honor Banner Quilts used this quilt block as it's center block. It represented NY, PA, the Pentagon and the first responders.|
She was not comfortable about mailing them to Arizona because our organizer of the project Amy Sue Leasure had suddenly passed away. She did not know who was going to take over the project so she kept them safe at her house. She emailed me a few weeks ago wanting to know what she should do with the quilts. I asked if she would bring them to me so I could find a home for them locally.
She arrived today with these beautiful quilts. The quilt blocks are red, white and blue stars and are signed by their makers. There are even two quilt blocks from France. These two quilts will be at our local 9/11 ceremony at the Stafford Courthouse tomorrow.
|Quilt Block from France|
|Another Quilt Block sent from France|
I photographed the quilts and I will be making a label for them. These quilts have inspired me to get back to quilting. You can learn more about the WTC Pentagon PA Memorial Quilts on Facebook. Here is a link to the video https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1485273825124