Historical NotesThe Victims Quilt
was created as part of the America’s 9/11 Memorial Quilts Project and honors all who were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and those who came to their rescue. Maintaining the tradition of quilting as a communal activity, more than 500 individuals nationwide worked together to make a quilt that would provide symbolic comfort to those in mourning. Inspiration for the Memorial Quilts Project came from a grassroots effort led by designer Jeannie Ammerman from Tennessee, with assistance provided by Bonnie Clark from Illinois, Connie Daniel from Wisconsin, and numerous volunteers.The Victims Quilt
was dedicated to 9/11 victims’ families on September 9, 2006, in a ceremony held on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and was accepted on their behalf by Bill Doyle, father of Joseph Michael Doyle
. In turn, Bill Doyle presented the quilt to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in the name of all 9/11 families.