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Museum displays COVID-19 commemorative quilt

A visual history of life during the pandemic

 

April 21, 2021

A QUILT WITH A STORY, JUST LIKE IN THE OLD DAYS – “The COVID Commemorative Quilt: piecing life together during the pandemic of 2020” covers a bit of Washington state’s coronavirus year. This group project has 16 contributors, including Simme Bobrosky and Ester Woods from La Conner. Stanwood resident Denise Long’s vision, made real, will hang in the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum through May. – Photo courtesy of Michael Wooten

Back in March of 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses, isolated families and caused a run on toilet paper, something else a little quieter was taking shape.

A group of 16 quilters from around Washington state began sewing, at home, alone. They were brought together by Stanwood resident Denise Long’s vision to create a quilt and visual story of life during this challenging time. She called it “The COVID Commemorative Quilt: piecing life together during the pandemic of 2020.”

The finished quilt is on display at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in...



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