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The Lost Heroes Art Quilt

April 19–April 26, 2011

There is a long and honored history of quiltmaking as a meaningful response to times of national significance. Quilts have been made to express loss, raise funds, or support a cause. The Lost Heroes Art Quilt is a tribute to U.S. military personnel who have lost their lives in global conflicts since September 11, 2001. The monumental work was created in 2009 by Florida artist Julie Feingold, who also established the American Heroes Art Projects Foundation to support the display of the quilt around the United States. The quilt is mounted from an architectural framework created by New York artist Michael Scarborough. One lost hero from each of the 50 states symbolizes the many who have died in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other areas of conflict; additional fallen are commemorated along the borders of the quilt. Each armed force member is represented by a photograph from his or her childhood and with words of remembrance contributed by Gold Star parents and other family members.


The Lost Heroes Art Quilt
Julie Feingold
Mixed media
5 1/2 x 15 ft.