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OUR 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.

Bluegrass in the Gap

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Americana Festival - October 1-3, FREE admission! Enjoy live bluegrass music, food and drink, and local art. Our star quilter Priscilla is giving a talk on September 30, at 6pm: "Eat, Drink, and be Literary," at which a HOPE Quilt will be displayed. Get your tickets 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: information@HopeQuilt.org

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

Past Events

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.

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HOPE Quilts on View at Quilt Festival Houston

October 28-31, 2021

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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

 

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Hope Quilts on View at VQM

September 21-December 18, 2021

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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 vaquiltmuseum.org.

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

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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.

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

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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..

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

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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)

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

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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)

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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.

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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.
    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.

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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.
    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.

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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.