Photo credit: © Drunell Levinson. All rights reserved.
Accession Number: C.2007.8.42
Dimensions: 50.75 in X 31.75 in X 0.25 in
Dimensions (Metric): 128.905 cm X 80.645 cm X 0.635 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Drunell Levinson and of the contributors to the September 11 Quilts Memorial Exhibition
Quilt titled Remember 091101 created by Polimoda International Institue of Fashion Design & Marketing and made with fabric, batting, thread, and glue. This quilt includes 18 square blocks, each with a unique design created by gluing cutout fabric onto the square. Each square contains a red heart or some other visual representation of New York City such as the Twin Towers or the Statue of Liberty. Some of the patches include handwritten words or cutout letters. The inner border is purple and the outer border is dark blue.
Inspired by the AIDS Memorial Quilt, New York City–based arts educator Drunell Levinson conceived a September 11 Quilts Memorial that would bring together the work of artists from around the world. Drawing upon her academic research into mourning customs and her expertise as a quilter and fabric artist, Levinson issued a call for quilts on a website she created for the project. She offered thematic guidelines and requested a uniform size, but left the choice of material, style, and subject to each quilter. Within the first year after 9/11, she had received 94 quilts. Over the next two years, the quilts—many using the Twin Towers as a focal point—were displayed throughout the United States and in Japan.