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Victims

After 15 months of work, my Victims quilt is complete. 

The finished quilt is 112″ square and is too large for me to adequately photograph. Each 8″ block contains the name of a victim of a major mass shooting event in the U.S. I chose to focus on events that claimed the lives of more than ten people in one day. Those events are:

  • Columbine High School, CO (4/20/1999) – 13 people killed
  • Virginia Tech, VA (4/16/2007) – 32 people killed
  • Binghamton, NY (4/3/2009) – 13 people killed
  • Fort Hood, TX (11/5/2009) – 13 people killed
  • Aurora, CO (7/20/2012) – 12 people killed
  • Sandy Hook Elementary, CT (12/14/2012) – 27 people killed
  • Washington, D.C. (9/16/2013) – 12 people killed
  • San Bernadino, CA (12/2/2015) – 14 people killed
  • Orlando, FL (6/12/2016) – 49 people killed

The block designs are representative of the state in which the shooting occurred.

 

New Name for “No More Names”

I have come up with a good alternative name for my previously-named “No More Names” quilt. I am thinking of calling it simply “Victims.”  I decided that I don’t need to make the overt statement about the purpose of the quilt by calling it “No More Names.”  Instead, I can let the victims speak for themselves through their presence in the quilt. That is really my purpose after all.