Massachusetts quilters coming together to make quilt blocks to honor the fallen of the Iraq and Afghanistan war. Modeled after Sanitary Commission Quilts made by woman during the Civil War. The front of each quilt block contains the name, rank, branch, date of death and the hometown of each of our own fallen heroes.
The back of each block contains information about the hero, possibly a message from the block quiltmaker, stories of the fallen from friends and family and more.
The blocks are then sewn together to create a memorial for all of the Massachusetts fallen heroes.
* This is a new web site. Please be patient s as we try to create a central database for Massachusetts quilters along with a central location for other states to find information about making these memorial quilts. The New England Quilt Museum is helping us with the names and numbers of the existing quilts. If you would like to inquire whether your state has a quilt or one is being made, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 11, 2014 - April 13, 2014
The Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine Memorial Quilt will be shown at the "Pieces of Time" Quilt Show in Springfield, MA. Friday, 5pm - 8pm. Saturday 10am- 5pm and Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Please note: The quilt will be shown within the confines of a larger quilt show, and there is an admission fee to enter the show.
Stay for lunch, See quilts made by local quilters, enter raffles and watch demos.
More information can be found at their web site: www.pvquilt.org
Admission for Adults: $8
No charge for Military.
212 Gamache Drive
September 2 - 30, 2014
Quilt block kits and patterns are currently being distibuted to quilters around Massachusetts.