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Thread: 9-11 Quilt

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    Hi everyone!
    I would have responded sooner, but I just found this message board and I'm glad I did! There was a Yahoo group for the quilt Amy started, and it was pretty much the "official" group for the 9/11 Memorial Quilt. Not only was the quilt finished, it was displayed in Seattle in 2004, I believe. After that, the project sort of fizzled.

    Last March Amy's mother put a note out on the Yahoo group asking for someone to come forward to get the project going again. I've been out of work, so I have plenty of time on my hands and said I'd do it. I've been trying to get a response from the person who took over the project after Amy passed away, but he's not answering my phone calls or e-mails. I've sent an e-mail to the church where I believe the panels are stored and asked if they are still there. I haven't heard back from them either.

    I very much believe in this project and I'm getting it going again. Next year is the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and I would love to see the quilt displayed for that. I've made a Powerpoint presentation that has pictures of some of the blocks, panels, people involved, and the one time it was disiplayed. Maybe I can add a link to it from here. Does anyone know?

    I will keep you posted as I make some more progress. I will also be starting a Facebook page and will post pictures there. The blocks are beautiful, and the panels were assembled and quilted very nicely.

    Joan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanie2
    I'm sorry, I don't know much about the project you mention but I was asked by a local fireman if I would take on a quilt project using commemorative patches he collected from other firemen from 911. With the help of many members of my guild and the community we put together this quilt. As you can see it is a flag. It was fairly difficult for me to machine sew all of the patches he had collected but he was beside himself when we presented it to him in a ceremony on the 1 yr anniversary of 911. It is hung in the fireman's union hall in town. The fire captain felt it was too important to keep to himself and wanted to share it with others.
    I didn't know this Joanie2. Very interesting story. thanks for posting.

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    Here are a couple pictures taken by Bonnie Glod when the 9-11 quilt (started by Amy) was displayed in Seattle:

    Joan

    This is only half the display. Quilts hang on the front and back of the quilt stands.
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    This shows some of the beautiful work that was done on these panels.
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    there was one done like a lone star and every piece had a person's photo in it. gorgeous but sad quilt. it's been moving around the country on display i believe.

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    I am praying that this qroup of quilters/crafters/ and friends will get together and help start this wonderful project up again. Our country needs to awake up and remember this tragedy that struck so many people.

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    My plan is to get this rolling again. I need to get 501c3 nonprofit classification and get the panels stored in a safe place. My focus this next year will be to get all this organized and to display the quilt on 9/11/2011.

    Yes, this quilt needs to be seen by as many as possible. This is the least we can do to those who died on that awful day, those that survived them, those who are sick from doing the rescue and cleanup work, and to Amy, who worked so hard on this project even while she was very ill.

    Joan

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