Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas and the Hylton Performing Arts Center
Inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, both seasoned and first-time quilters – young and old alike – fashioned quilts to honor the people who died and were injured in the attack and in appreciation for the heroic efforts of rescue workers. The Pentagon Quilts collection is as diverse as the people who created them. These quilts sprang spontaneously from freedom-loving people in small towns and big cities across the country and the world. Some shout in unity, others whisper in grief. They will remain symbols of comfort and encouragement to the Pentagon community and the nation for generations to come. More than 150 commemorative quilts are in the collection.
June Forte is the former curator of the Pentagon Quilts, a collection of commemorative quilts received from the public in response to the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, September 11, 2001. Over the course of her career, she served as an enlisted photojournalist with the Army’s 4th Infantry Division and in a variety of public affairs positions with the Air Force, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Coalition Provisional Authority. She retired in 2005 and currently teaches communication courses at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Va.
This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org
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