Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11, 2001 Quilt

This wall quilt was made shortly before the events that took place on September 11, 2001 but it is reminiscent of that terrible day.  As we mark the 10th year anniversary of the fall of the Twin Towers, The Pentagon, and the heroic actions that took the lives of a plane full of, at the time, anonymous heroes on United Airlines Flight 93, I would like to share my 9/11 Quilt with you.

The two white sections represent the innocence of the victims, while the pieced border represents all the races of man as none were spared.  The blue blocks on either side are the darkness we all were in watching the catastrophe unfold.   Another surround of colorful strips borders the entire piece as we hold together as a nation and a family in support of one another, no matter our walk of life.  The final border is red velvet which binds us all together in love and tenderness for one another on this haunting day.  There are tiny stitches of metallic thread throughout the solid blue sections and all around the red velvet representing stars of hope in the darkness.

                                                          WE ARE STILL HERE.

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