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Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Hi Everyone,

Today my thought are filled with the events of 12 years ago.  Believe it or not, but I was at a quilting bee that morning.  The events were already under way when we gathered at our usual time.  As I remember, most of us were there, taking comfort from each other.

When  I was in New York City, we took a tour and one of the places we visited was the 9/11 Memorial.

It was quite emotional--more than I even expected.

I made this quilt in 2007:

The pattern is from Little Quilts' Patriotic Quilts book.  If found the patriotic "toile" type fabric in a shop in Alaska.  I've never seen it anywhere else nor made up into any project.  It feature historic patriotic images.


Older ones and more recent ones.

Including this most iconic image of my lifetime:

Have a great day!


  1. great post...love the little quilt. I've never seen that fabric before either...what a great project for it.

  2. Great post and lovely quilt. I think that's what we quilters do to work through our emotions, I have said before "when times are good, I make a quilt; when times are bad, I make a quilt." I made two small quilts, one I have, the other I sent to a fire house in New York."


  3. Thanks for this post, JoAnne ... I remember the exact moment and the feelings I had that morning. I will never forget .....

  4. I love that fabric! I've never seen it either. Great way to implement it!

  5. Thank you for your post. Every year it feels like it just happened. We must never forget.

  6. Great post. Love your quilt.
    Sept. 11 was one of those times that so many people know exactly where they were and what they were doing. I can't believe it has been 12 years....

  7. I love your little quilt. It's touching, and so is your memories of this day. What a privilege to have been to ground zero. Yes, an unforgettable day.