Long-Distance Quilting Bee
It started as a way to connect with an aging parent and has turned into a community-building project with national ambitions.
Diane Canney, a Loudoun artist and winery owner, developed plans for the COVID-19 U.S. Honor Quilt as a way to connect with her 95-year-old mother who lives in a retirement community in Florida. In the process, she realized the project’s enormous potential for building unity and offering an outlet for collective grief during the COVID pandemic.