The COVID Hope Quilt goes on exhibit
Alexandria, VA – Over a year ago Diane Canney, owner with her husband Mike of Sunset Hills Vineyards and 50 West Vineyards, founded the COVID-19 US Honor Hope Quilt Foundation. Since that time, the organization, spearheaded by Diane’s unwavering dedication to the project honoring the sacrifice of frontline workers and memorializing the lives lost to the pandemic, has made local and national news.
You likely have seen the giant eight-foot-tall letters spelling HOPE on Mount Vernon Avenue outside the Del Ray Artisans Gallery. Each letter displays a quilt panel from original art printed on vinyl for the outdoor display. These panels were made by senior adults and school-age children around the DMV and area artists from Del Ray Artisans, the Torpedo Factory, and Loudoun County. Even tourists contributed when the HOPE letters were exhibited at Freedom Plaza in D.C. last October and then for a candlelight vigil at the Lincoln Memorial, followed by a prayer service at the Jefferson Memorial the next day.
Del Ray Artisans and Torpedo Factory artists contributing artwork and panels include Sermin Ciddi, Donna Gallo, Ray Hart, Guy Jones, Rusty Lynn, Kelly MacConomy, Scott MacConomy, Terry Atkin Rowe, Karen Schmitz, Nina Tisara, and Kathy Turner. The HOPE letters will remain in Del Ray through the Del Ray Halloween Parade. Get your Insta pics and selfies while you still can. Read More of this article >>>