Title: United In Memory: 9/11 Memorial Quilt
Author: Corey Gammel, Peter Marquez
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Annotation: This site describes a quilt project, similar to the AIDS quilt. Freelance graphic artist Corey Gammel and an operations manager for a moving company, Peter Marquez developed the quilting project after completing a very large banner that was signed by over 5,000 people and was delivered to New York City and hung across the street from the Engine 8 Ladder 2 Fire Station. The site lists all of the victims of the terror attacks in alphabetical order. Volunteers choose a name and send in an 18 by 18 quilted square in honor of that victim. Pictures of the squares that have been completed can be viewed online, and a search engine enables viewers to search a name to see the specific square. The site also includes a guestbook with messages form many of the quilters as well as others. There are also links to other websites dealing either with September 11 or quilting.
Excerpt: September 11, 2001 will be a day everyone will remember for the rest of our lives. Each person who died that day needs to be remembered as well. Therefore, we are organizing the making of a quilt, a remembrance quilt. Designed after the famous AIDS Quilt, this quilt will have one square for each of the persons who died in the WTC buildings, United Flight 93, United Flight 175, American Flight 77, American Flight11 and those in the Pentagon. The name of every victim will appear on a square when the quilt is completed.
Type: personal
Contains: memorial, links, images