Today we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. We decided to collect some of our favorite quilt tributes here in one post for you to enjoy.
The largest of the rememberance quilts is the Victims Memorial Quilt, a project spearheaded by Jeannie Ammermann shortly after the attacks. The Quilt was dedicated on September 9, 2006 at the Marriott Financial Center, NYC to 9/11 families. The quilt is 10 feet tall and 6o feet long (3-meters by 18-meters)
See more at their website here.
Another part of this project was the Fire Department of New York quilt, also huge:
The 9/11 Peace Quilt was a project that helped young children understand and process the events of September 11.
“The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt, designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with New York City students ages 8 to 19, will be exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from August 30, 2011 through January 22, 2012, in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72-by-50 inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the studentsí original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museumís high school interns.” Read more here.
Another large scale quilt, on display at the Folk Art Museum.
Organized and assembled by the Steel QuiltersPittsburgh2002Cotton and mixed media8 x 30 ft.American Folk Art Museum, gift of the artists, Kathy S. Crawford, Amber M. Dalley, Jian X. Li, and Dorothy L. Simback, with the help of countless others in tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001, attack on America, 2002.
At St. John’s University in New York, a 16,000-square-foot 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt.
“The quilt comprises personalized panels dedicated to every 9/11 victim, many of them including smiling pictures, poems, and words of hope.” Source.
A fiery, emotional tribute quilt piece by quilt artist Jennifer Myers.
Do you have any 9/11 rememberance quilts to share? Be sure to upload them to our 24 Blocks wall.