The HOPE Quilt began as a grassroots movement in Loudoun County, Virginia in August 2020, using art as a way to honor and share gratitude to frontline workers who risked their lives to keep others safe and instill hope during the COVID-19 pandemic. The quilt was loosely based on the idea of the 1985 AIDS quilt that helped bring public interest towards a treatment and cure for it.
As of May 2021, the HOPE Quilt has received hundreds of panel submissions. Over 550 panels have been displayed on 9′ x 30′ “Letters of Hope” in various towns and communities. Panel designs were contributed by people all over the country, ranging from ages 5-95.
The Together We Will Heal project commissions portrait artists to capture the faces of unsung heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as writers who will capture the heroes’ stories. The portraits will be placed on traveling exhibits for airports, museums, hospitals, and venues with large public spaces.
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