Quilts That Helped Us Heal, displayed at the Bonham Visitor Center, featured quilts that began as 139 blocks made in Japan and finished into 40 quilts by quiltmakers in the San Antonio area. This collaborative project began at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, only weeks after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As part of this three-year project, the Texas quiltmakers wrote about what working with the blocks from Japan and finishing the quilts meant to them. Their sentiments, quoted in the exhibition labels, capture the healing power of quiltmaking in response to tragedy.
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