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Spanish Daily Journal
     May 7, 2019      #38-127 sdj
 
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The 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial Quilt Project is on display at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds through Thursday. Cecelia Caston, mother of original project founder, Amy Sue Leasure-Hedt, points out some of the personal stories written on quilt blocks.

'Sew We Never Forget' quilt display at fairgrounds

Exhibición de la colcha 'Sew We Never Forget' en el recinto ferial

The 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial Quilt Project “Sew We Never Forget” will be on display at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Thursday.

The project is a collection of 300 quilts honoring the victims of 9/11. Kankakee is the third stop on the seven-week tour of eight states.

Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Amy Sue Leasure-Hedt, a quilter and sheriff’s dispatcher from Prescott, Ariz., felt the need to create a multifaceted quilt project to honor those who were killed.

“Her quilt project provided a way for those who ...

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Sherye Shreffler of the Kankakee Quiltmakers helps hang one of the 300 quilts in the 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial Quilt Project on display at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds through Thursday.