Quilt panel composed of four individual handmade quilts, each containing a tie to baseball, the Mets, or the New York Yankees, from the project An American Quilt.
The first quilt was created in memory of Edward DeSimone III
. The border is a Yankees-themed fabric with a solid blue center panel. "Edward DeSimone III" is appliquéd in the middle. Photo transfers and other appliquéd images represent interests such as cooking and fishing. There is also a written remembrance from his wife.
The second quilt was created in memory of James P. O'Brien, Jr.
, and is solid blue fabric with appliquéd text: "James Patrick O'Brien | Brooklyn New York | Father Son Grandson Friend | Jim Buddy." There is a photo transfer and an appliquéd Mets jersey, a lapel pin, and a swatch of fabric labeled "Aiden's Christening gown, December 2001."
The quilt on the top right was created in memory of Carl Anthony DiFranco
and has a New York Yankees-themed border fabric. The red center fabric has white stars. Blue letters state: "Forever in our Hearts | Carl A. DiFranco | 10/31/73 - 9/11/01 | Forever is our Love." There are also two photo transfers and one written remembrance.
The quilt on the bottom right is in memory of Martin Michael Boryczewski
. The border is red, white, and blue, and the quilt is covered in photo transfers and handwritten remembrances. On the right side is a portrait photograph with text "Martin Boryczewski | Forever is our love . . . Forever in our hearts . . . | Cantor Fitzgerald WTC 31 - 104th flr."