Sitting here (on Sunday afternoon)...my thoughts were
taken away to the time when I was watching the morning
news...and, I saw...right there on TV...as it happened...
planes flying into the
Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
It was a terrible thing to watch. But, it was only the
beginning of many...MANY sad days that would follow.
I didn't lose anyone in this terrible tragedy. But, my heart
was deeply saddened, nonetheless.
Mystery Monday...how can I include 911?
I want to remember the price that was paid by the
people whose lives it touched. But, I also want to
feel the positive feelings of hope.
I googled..."quilts for 911" and was taken to
this website...click HERE
the following is an excerpt
from the article written by Elizabeth Davies:
Teresa Jahn never met Robert Noonan, but she knows
that his son, Chance, sees his daddy in the stars
when he looks at the night sky.
She knows that Lizie Martinez-Calderon held her child
a little longer on that morning she left for work and..
never came back.
She knows that Nancy Perez learned sign language
so she could teach karate to deaf children.
They’re all strangers, these people whose stories
(Teresa) Jahn holds so dear. But they became precious
to this Dixon woman when they gave their lives in
the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
To help...Teresa Jahn said..."the hearts of the victims"
she decided to make a
This is just a portion of the quilt. There are two large sections.
In the picture is Mike and Teresa Jahn.
(more excerpts from the article by Elizabeth Davies)
An Arduous Undertaking
In addition to the Pentagon quilt, Jahn has been involved
with each quilt in the overall project, working as the
communications director. She has researched the project,
organized meetings and worked to get permission
to use photos on the quilts.
For years, Jahn spent nearly every nonworking hour
pouring her efforts into the quilt project. On her days off,
she would put in 16-hour days, speaking to
victims’ families and getting their permission to use
photos of their lost loved ones.
Many people came from across the US to work on
If you click HERE, you will go to the website
that has LOTS of pictures of the making of this quilt.
I really like the words written here. This is
just one of many important parts to this quilt.
But...that's not all!!! As I surfed around more
and went from links to other links...I found this
website click HERE. This is a link
that takes you to
America's 911 Memorial Quilts
On the left side are tabs. At the top is a tab
"Quilts" if you click on that it will bring up
a list of quilts that were made.
The quilt created by Teresa Jahn is called
To my surprise...
there are several other wonderful, spectacular
"911" quilts! WOW!
The following...is NOT a Mystery...
especially to those who quilt.
Thru out time, during tragedies...whether in
the United States or abroad...quilts have been
the threads of HOPE...
connecting victims with those wanting to help.
Quilts...have given comfort, love and healing
within the very fibers...
Comfort, love and healing reaches from the hands
that make the quilts...right into the hands/hearts that will
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