Photo credit: © Drunell Levinson. All rights reserved.
Accession Number: C.2007.8.87
Dimensions: 3 ft X 3 ft X 2 in
Dimensions (Metric): 7.62 cm X 7.62 cm X 5.08 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Drunell Levinson and of the contributors to the September 11 Quilts Memorial Exhibition
In Memory of Those Lost on 9-11-01
Quilt titled In Memory of Those Lost on 9-11-01 created by Kay Wood and made with fabric, batting, thread, paint, and clothing. This quilt is sky blue with a white button-up dress shirt sewn onto the quilt. Inside the shirt are fabric cutouts painted like various pieces of clothing such as a suit jacket, dress, jeans, and shoe.
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.