September 11 Quilts is no longer accepting additional quilts or displaying quilts at quilt shows.  This website will remain in place essentially unchanged for the time being as a tribute to the many quilters, volunteers, and financial supporters who contributed greatly over a span of more than two years.    Occasionally a new event relates to or acknowledges the September 11 Quilts project in some way, and we report such events in a separate "news" section.         (click quilt patch for news)   

September 11 Quilts is a memorial conceived and organized by Drunell Levinson, in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Drunell lives in New York within walking distance of Ground Zero. She has carried out extensive research on quilts and mourning art traditions. September 11 Quilts is modeled after the AIDS Memorial Quilt and designed to help people all over the world mourn the tragedies and losses that occurred in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. The quilts will be joined and displayed in a public setting, and they will be exhibited individually in galleries and museums.

Drunell is looking for volunteers to make 3' by 6' completed quilts that reflect some aspect of the September 11 tragedies. This includes:

  • Memories of the individuals or groups of individuals who died
  • the World Trade Center or its destruction
  • the firemen, policemen, or emergency workers who were on the scene
  • the office workers in the World Trade Centers or the Pentagon
  • the fires and devastation during and after the attack
  • any other personal memory related to this tragedy.

This is an ongoing project. Exhibitions are currently scheduled to take place in the United States and in Japan, and dates for completion of quilts vary. Please contact Drunell for more information.

September 11 Quilts is a fiscal sponsorship project of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, with funding provided in part from the American Craft Council; the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/ New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and the Fund for Creative Communities/Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Please click on the quilt patches below to explore this website.

 Drunell's September 11 experience

 information on participation

 quilt gallery              exhibitions 

 educational topics

 New York City photo album

 contact us          sponsor the quilt