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American Spirit Quilt Project was on exhibit at the Meramec Art Gallery from February 17 – March 6, 2005.

Traveling cross-country on tour for 18 months, the American Spirit Quilt Project includes Ground Zero by Lois Jarvis. The design of Ground Zero includes an exploding star in which each diamond is a photograph of a victim of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Victims are shown smiling, young and old, at work and at play, and full of life and promise. Another quilt on display made by third graders at the American School in Singapore shows people holding hands around the world and represents the major shared values of love and peace. In 9.11.2001 nine different blue fabrics representing the ninth month symbolize the rise from darkness to hope. Stars float in this blue sky and pearl buttons spell 2001 in Braille. The quilt project called on quilters throughout America and around the world to show our hope and belief in tomorrow in the aftermath of the tragedies of September 11. A variety of quilting traditions, from traditional patterns to crazy quilts to one-of-a-kind works of art are featured. Exhibit procured by Kay Hagan, Professor of Interior Design.

Photographs taken by Darlene McGee’s Electronic Photo Studio Class - Spring 2005


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