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OUR EVENTS

Stop at one of our Upcoming Events, take photos of your family and yourself with our letters of HOPE or create your own  square for inclusion into a quilt as part of the COVID-19 Hope Quilt Project!

UPCOMING EVENTS

For our first series of events, we received a groundswell of support, with dozens of people making fabric art panels to display.  The HOPE letters were covered with hundreds of messages of gratitude, hope and inspiration. At the end of a specific event, we donated portraits of those lost to the pandemic to their families, to allow them to grieve privately. 

 

Our local HOPE Quilt project is now international, with more than 600 art panels from people aged 5 to 95 from across America and overseas.  We are continuing our efforts to gather more stories and portraits to commemorate additional people affected by COVID-19 and reach a greater audience.

LETTERS OF HOPE ON THE ROAD

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

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

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.
    https://www.hopequilt.org/submit-a-panel


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 https://fb.me/e/1L6ybl5vl to find out more about the in-person event and new guidelines for the safety of all visitors.

Visit the HOPE letters in Alexandria, VA

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.
    https://www.hopequilt.org/submit-a-panel


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 https://fb.me/e/1L6ybl5vl to find out more about the in-person event and new guidelines for the safety of all visitors.

Visit the HOPE letters as seen on the National Mall & on FOX, NBC, ABC 

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Sunset Hills Vineyard - Purcellville, VA  October 31- November 1

 

50 West Vineyards - Middleburg, VA  November 7-8
 

JOIN The HOPE for America Honor Quilt Project
at our Sip and Sketch Events each Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm with Honor Quilt Founder, Diane Canney
FREE all supplies...paint a quilt square to Honor Front line Workers and those impacted or lost to COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Hope Quilt Project, a grassroots community art project, is launching in response to national sentiments of grief and uncertainty. To enable people across America to express gratitude for medical professionals and front line workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and to honor those who have suffered or died, we're encouraging people around the country to design 10" x 10" squares.

 

We provide the materials, stencils, tracing materials. No artistic skills are required.  Small donations are accepted but not required for materials. 

OCTOBER 23-25, 2020   Washington, DC

HOPE FOR AMERICA HONOR WEEKEND

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OCTOBER 23   Washington, DC

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton Addresses the COVID19 U.S. Honor Quilt Audience at the Lincoln Memorial

Join us for the HOPE for America: Honor Weekend as we pay tribute to our frontline workers and honor those who have been affected by COVID-19.

FRIDAY 10/23/20- Day of Honor
We invite you to join us starting at 10:30am at the Lincoln Memorial to visit our 8-foot letters of HOPE decorated with hundreds of panels from around the world. Take a moment to participate in our movement by designing your own addition to our COVID-19 U.S. Honor Quilt. All supplies provided; no artistic skills needed.

On the inaugural night of our event we will hold our HOPE for America: Sunset Honor Tribute beginning at 6pm featuring live musical performances, Actor Lamont Easter as our emcee, words from our founder Diane Canney and other special appearances. Our display will include 220 candles representing the 220,000 lives taken by COVID-19.

At 6:00pm, join our nationwide moment of gratitude as we thank our frontline workers and send hope to those affected by the pandemic.

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Our emcee, Lamont Easter

Lamont is a television, film and commercial actor who has had recurring appearances on shows such as Netflix's House of Cards, Showtimes's Homeland, HBO's VEEP, CBS's Madam Secretary, and in various national commercials and print campaigns. Lamont is also featured in many corporate video productions and has had leading and supporting roles in several independent films and web series. Lamont is also a dedicated humanitarian and philanthropist advocating for equality for all and promoting public awareness for those afflicted with Childhood Cancer, Autism, sexual trafficking among many other issues of social conscience.

OCTOBER 24, 2020   Washington, DC

HOPE FOR AMERICA HONOR WEEKEND CONTINUES

 Jefferson Memorial  1:00-7:00pm

SATURDAY 10/24/20- Day of Tribute

For the second day of our event visit us starting at 1pm at the Jefferson Memorial to view the stunning quilt-covered HOPE Letters, take photos and craft your own addition to our COVID-19 U.S. Honor Quilt.

From 6:00-7:00pm, we will be hosting a second evening vigil and sunset tribute.

OCTOBER 25, 2020   Washington, DC

HOPE FOR AMERICA HONOR WEEKEND CONCLUDES

 Lincoln Memorial  1:00-7:00pm

SUNDAY 10/25/20- Day of Prayer

We invite you to join us for the final day of our HOPE for America: Honor Weekend back at the Lincoln Memorial. Take a moment to make a panel and share this spiritual day of remembrance to honor those who have suffered from COVID-19. This will be a day of tribute and prayer for healing, unity, remembrance, and hope.

We will end our weekend of honor and tribute as the sun sets at 6:30pm.

The panels for the quilt are currently displayed on our HOPE letters that will be displayed at the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial this weekend.