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Upcoming Events

On March 5th 2022, the HOPE Quilt returned to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for A Pandemic Remembrance, a special event marking the two-year anniversary of the pandemic. Click here to visit our commemorative page.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show

April 12 - 14, 2024

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Houston International Quilt Show

November 2-5, 2023

The Houston Quilt Show is happening from November 2-5, 2023 and Covid HOPE Quilt will be there!  Learn more here

Hope Quilt on NBC4 Washington

August 3rd, 2023

Hope Quilts at Leesburg Town Hall

July-August 2023

Selections from the Hope Quilt were exhibited at the Leesburg Town Hall. Artwork by everyday people ages 5-95, were stitched together into beautiful quilts by our talented quilters. 

The Hope Quilts Are Coming to Hillsboro, VA

September 2023

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Huge thanks to Mayor Vance & the Town of Hillsboro, VA for supporting the COVID-19 Memorial Quilt & Letters of HOPE sculpture! 

A dozen of the memorial quilts in the collection were on display in their historic 1800s schoolhouse.

Kudos to their art community who painted our donated Letters of HOPE sculpture in support of Ukraine. The letters were displayed for months and seen by the thousands of commuters.


➡️ Next up: join us for Hillsboro's "Gardens in the Gap" during Historic Garden Week, April 19-20th! Thousands of visitors expected. We plan to feature the Letters of HOPE sculpture at this event.

Pennsylvania National

Quilt Extravaganza 

September 14-17

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Selections from the Hope Quilt are headed to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza! Learn more on the Mancuso website!

Pacific International Quilt Festival 

October 12-15

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See you on the west coast! Check out details of the event here

Houston International Quilt Festival
November 2023


We are honored to return to the Houston International Quilt Show in fall 2023! 

Past Events

Quiltfest Greenville 

April 20-22 2023

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Selections from the Hope Quilt are headed to Quiltfest Greenville! 

Learn more on the Mancuso website!

Art of War 

February 10-11 2023, Old Stone School

The Town of Hillsboro and Hillsboro Preservation Foundation are teaming up to raise awareness—and money—for international efforts in support of Ukraine. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, to the Old Stone School and The Gap Bar, with artwork on display, providing attendees the opportunity to place a bid or purchase works. The Eat, Drink & Be Literary! Presentation: Art of War, begins a 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available for $15 at, or at the door for $20. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Art of War exhibit and silent auction begins at noon and ends at 5 p.m., with an artist reception starting at 3 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and the auction is free.

More Information Here!

International Quilt Festival Houston 

November 3-6, 2022

Click the image to see more!


Bluegrass in the Gap

Rescheduled - October 22!

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Bluegrass in the Gap Americana Festival - October 22 - Rescheduled Rain Date, FREE admission! Enjoy live bluegrass music, food and drink, and local art. Founder Diane Canney will lead a FREE panel-making workshop from 2-4pm. We hope to see you there! More details here:

The COVID-19 HOPE Quilt on the Road 

This summer, the COVID-19 HOPE Quilt will be traveling around the country, spreading a message of hope and healing. Are we visiting a town near you? Let us know so we can connect:

June 3-5: Schoolhouse Quilt Show, Cumberland MD

July 14-24: Sacred Threads, Herndon, VA 

August 11-13: Mancuso QuiltFest New England, Springfield, MA

September 15-18: Mancuso National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks, PA 

October 13-16: Mancuso Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA 

International Quilt Festival, "Celebration of Live," Houston 2022

Pacific International Quilt Festival

October 13-16, 2022

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The HOPE Quilt visits the west coast! Learn more here about the Pacific International Quilt Festival. 

International Quilt &

Fiber Arts Festival


October 7-9, 2022

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We are proud to be included in the International Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival 2022!

Selections from the HOPE Quilt were displayed among best-in-class examples of many different fiber arts. 

Jacksonville QuiltFest

September 15-17, 2022

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Selections from the COVID Hope Quilt are on display in Florida! 

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

September 15-18, 2022

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Selection from the COVID Hope Quilt will be exhibited at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza - we hope to see you there! Learn more here.

Mancuso QuiltFest New England, Springfield, Massachusetts

August 11-13, 2022

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QuiltFest New England will be returning to the MassMutual Center in  Springfield, Massachusetts, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 11-13, 2022. Selection from the COVID Hope Quilt will be exhibited - we hope to see you there! Learn more here.

Sacred Threads, Herndon, VA

July 14-24, 2022

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Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace/brotherhood. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey. We are honored to be displaying pieces from the COVID HOPE Quilt. Learn more here!

Allegany Arts Council Schoolhouse Quilt Show and Competition
June 3-5, 2022

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Click here to visit the Schoolhouse Quilt show website!

Quiltfest, Greenville, South Carolina

April 28-30, 2022

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Greenville Convention Center, South Carolina

The COVID-19 HOPE Quilts will be on display in a special exhibition. Visit the website for more information.

A Pandemic Remembrance

March 5, 2022

The Lincoln Memorial, DC

This ceremony honored the unsung healthcare and essential heroes that work hard day in and day out for our nation, marking the second anniversary of the beginning of the pandemic. It recognized the survivors of Covid-19 and the journey ahead for those coping with Long-Covid. We were joined by organizations and speakers who represent each of the communities impacted. A candle represented for each thousand lives lost while the Hope Quilt Letters stood tall, displaying images of Heroes mentioned and loved ones passed. Learn More.

Thank you to Virginia Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton for graciously sharing her thoughts on A Pandemic Remembrance, our candlelight vigil at the Lincoln Memorial. Click to watch this video intro from Congresswoman Wexton.


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Mancuso Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton VA

February 24-27, 2022

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Hampton Convention Center, Virginia

At the largest quilt festival on the Eastern Seaboard, the COVID-19 HOPE Quilts will be on display in a special exhibition. Visit the website for more information.


HOPE Quilts on View at Quilt Festival Houston

October 28-31, 2021


Quilt Festival Houston

Join us in Hall C of the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Our booth number is 162.

More information on the Quilt Festival


George R Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010



Hope Quilts on View at VQM

September 21-December 18, 2021


Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA

Our twelve completed (so far!) Hope Quilts will be on view from September 21 - December 18, 2021, at the Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 South Main St., Harrisonburg, VA. The museum is open from 10:00-4:00, Tuesday through Saturday. Find more information about the museum at


Rami's Heart COVID-19 Memorial Dedication
September 17, 2021


We were honored to be part of the first COVID-19 Memorial dedication in the U.S. The Rami's Heart COVID-19 Memorial at Allaire Farm in Walls Township, New Jersey. Met lots of wonderful people. Our quilt is part of this permanent display across from the hearts. This memorial began as simple rocks on the beach to honor Rima's brother who died of COVID-19 at the age of 40. Months later people sent names and added their rocks so that over 3500 people lost are honored. Our Founder, Diane Canney, created a portrait of Rami as one of the quilt panels.


Hope Quilts in the Government Center
July 6 - September 3, 2021


Loudoun County Government Center - Purcellville, VA

The group of quilts that help tell the story the COVID-19 pandemic, remembering those we lost and gratefully honoring the many who helped in the fight against it, will be on display at the Loudoun County Government Center. The quilt squares were made by artists, quilters, children and members of the community. The blocks were drawn, painted and decorated as part of the Hope Quilt Project, an ongoing community-based art project that invites people to create a quilt block of their own to thank our first responders and remember those lost to the pandemic.


Its mission is to enable people across America to express gratitude for medical professionals and frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and to honor those who have suffered or died. The quilts are intended to inspire healing, unity, remembrance, and hope for treatment and a cure for COVID-19 in America. As documents of this challenging moment in our nation’s history, the quilts serve as a means of bringing hope to communities through the healing power of art.

Gallery One in the Loudoun County Government Center lobby, One Harrison Street SE, Leesburg, VA

Sponsored by the Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee, the exhibit of Hope Quilts will be on view in Gallery One in the Loudoun County Government Center lobby, One Harrison Street SE, Leesburg, VA, from July 6 through September 3, 2021. The building is open from 8:30-5:00, Monday through Friday..


The Letters of HOPE are on the Move for Spring!  Sunset Hills Vineyard beginning March 26


Sunset Hills Vineyard - Purcellville, VA

Our Letters of HOPE are being displayed at Sunset Hills Vineyard starting with the weekend of March 26, 2021.  Come for the wine, come for the sunshine of Spring, come to see the HOPE letters!
(38295 Fremont Overlook Ln, Purcellville, VA 20132)


The Letters of HOPE installed at Dodona Manor in Leesburg, VA,  January 29-March 23, 2021


George C. Marshall International Center - Leesburg, VA

Our Letters of HOPE are now stationed on the grounds at Dodona Manor, the former home of General George C. Marshall (312 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176)


The Letters of HOPE at Reston Hospital Center,  December 1, 2020-January 29, 2021

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Reston Hospital Center - Reston, VA

We will be honoring the frontline workers and medical staff at the Reston Hospital Center with the installation of the letters of HOPE at the hilltop of the Parking Garage (1868 Town Center Drive Garage) at the intersection of New Dominion Parkway and Town Center Drive.  The letters will provide a shining beacon of hope and appreciation for all visitors of the hospital.


Visit the HOPE letters in Alexandria, VA

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Bring HOPE to the New Year at Del Ray Artisans Gallery - Alexandria, VA  December 3 - January 17, 2021

Visit our HOPE Letters at Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria, Va.

Here some ways you can spread HOPE in the community!


1) Come by anytime to view our HOPE Letters covered with beautiful panels honoring our frontline workers and remembering those who died from COVID-19. Take a photo of the letters and use hashtags #ShareHOPE and #hopequilt to be featured on our social media.

2) Submit a panel digitally.

3) Pick up supplies from Del Ray Artisans during their operating hours below to submit a physical panel for inclusion in our HOPE Quilt.

- Thursday 12:00-6:00pm
- Friday 12:00-6:00pm

- Saturday 12:00-4:00pm

Visit to find out more about the in-person event and new guidelines for the safety of all visitors.