Photo credit: © Drunell Levinson. All rights reserved.
Accession Number: C.2007.8.45
Dimensions: 71 in X 37 in X 0.25 in
Dimensions (Metric): 180.34 cm X 93.98 cm X 0.635 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Drunell Levinson and of the contributors to the September 11 Quilts Memorial Exhibition
We Will Always Remember
Quilt titled We Will Always Remember created by the Hedgehog Quilters and made with fabric, batting, and thread. This red, white, and blue-themed quilt has 18 square patches with pinwheel blocks in each. At the center of the patches is an American flag. The center patches of the quilt depict the New York City skyline with the Twin Towers. The outstretched arm of the Statue of Liberty holding the torch is in the foreground of the skyline.
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.