Hope Quilts on View at The Virginia Quilt Museum
September 21 - December 18, 2021
A dozen 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 Virginia Quilt Museum this fall. 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.
The Hope Quilt Project is a community-based art project inviting people to create a quilt block that will be sewn into quilts to help tell the story of those affected by the COVID-19 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. They 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 are a means of bringing hope to communities through the healing power of art.
For information about how to contribute a quilt block, visit: hopequilt.org.
The 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.