United Quilts of America 9/11 Project
August 16, 2022
November 12, 2022
The horrific terror attacks of 9-11-2001, at the World Trade Center in New York City, Shanksville, PA and the Pentagon in Arlington, VA will be seared in the minds and hearts of the entire world, forever. This one-of-a-kind quilt exhibit consists of 16” x 16” wall hangings, voluntarily donated by people throughout the Nation, during that time of enormous grief and sorrow. On that fateful day, a call was sent out asking those interested to make and submit quilt blocks. These expressions became “stitched sympathy and condolence” artifacts created to honor all those victims and families involved as a result of the 9/11 tragedy. Thus, The United Quilts of America Project began, on that very day. These blocks, now 20 years old, have never been displayed or seen by the public. Now, after all these years, these small quilts, sewn with emotion, tears and sorrow, are being exhibited for the first time… In Memorium. In light of recent events, this exhibit becomes more poignant and underscores a Nation grieving now, just as it was and has been since 9/11/2001. The blocks were stitched from the heart and represent timeless qualities of “Hope” for all of us, now, and for future generations.
The United Quilts of America 9/11 Project was conceived, compiled, documented, sewn and completed by Linda Calafiura Ehrlich. It took over 20 years, with the help and efforts of many. This exhibit is dedicated to all those, past and present, affected by the fateful events of 9-22-2001.