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     May 7, 2019      #38-127 sdj 0
 
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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  

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.