America is like a quilt made of so many pieces and colors, stitched together with a common thread. These quilt panels were made to commemorate the lives of some of the thousands who were murdered on September 11th. Quiltmaking has always been a way to document historic moments and acknowledge important transitions in life, like birth, marriage, and death. Ten thousand children lost one of their parents that day.
All of these Americans are heroes. Their names may not be famous, but their lives mattered. These individual panels will be part of a huge quilt. They are the creative work of ordinary people. Each one communicates what words alone cannot. These acts of love assure that those who perished will not be forgotten.
We have reproduced images of some of the quilt panels on this website. The stories behind them are the substance of the documentary film.