THE MEMORIAL SQUARES PAGE 1

IN MEMORY OF JAMES NICHOLS BIRD, WWII VETERAN

IN MEMORY OF JAMES NICHOLS BIRD, WWII VETERAN

This Memorial Square comes to us from Rev. Kathy from Michigan to honor her father, Jim Bird, a WWII veteran. From Kathy: My dad was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He was drafted after he graduated from high school in 1944 and served two years. He went to Camp Crowder in Neosho, Missouri. Apparently, Dick Van Dyke was also stationed there at the same time. My dad went onto serve in the occupying forces in Italy and Greece. My dad taught social studies at West Maple Junior High School in the Birmingham (MI) School District for many years. Sam Raimi, the film director, was one of his students. When Sam made the movie "Oz the Great and Powerful," he invited his favorite teachers to be in the movie. My dad and other teachers are in the credits. In terms of grief, I can tell you one of the hardest parts is some people's callous response to my dad's death of COVID-19. "Oh, well, he lived a good long life." Another difficult thing is the overall societal attitude that it's "just the flu." So, if someone dies, it's viewed as their weakness. I was blessed that he was in hospice where I could be with him in the end. Most family members don't have that privilege. He was buried in his favorite cozy flannel shirt and his t-shirt from "Oz the Great and Powerful." We will honor and remember Jim on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF ANNA CARTER, 13 YEARS OLD

IN MEMORY OF ANNA CARTER, 13 YEARS OLD

This Memorial Square comes to us from Amber who made it for Anna, her 13 year old daughter. Anna Carter passed away from COVID-19 complications on July 10th, 2020. Anna was a dancer and loved acting. She left behind her mother, her father, two sisters and two brothers. We miss her very much. We will honor and remember Anna on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF BLANCA GOMEZ WEST, PRESCHOOL TEACHER

IN MEMORY OF BLANCA GOMEZ WEST, PRESCHOOL TEACHER

This Memorial Square comes to us from Alyson in New York to honor Blanca Gomez West, a beloved preschool teacher at Sara Curry Preschool. Blanca showered every family she met with bubbly, infectious joy. When word spread on April 7th that she and the husband she adored had died of COVID-19, it broke the East Village of New York City. Blanca's hugs were legendary, her smile sunshine. Her laughter still echoes from the chained and empty playgrounds where she used to lead the 2-4 year old's to play every game under the sun. Our children were too young to remember her well, but the parents will never forget. We will honor and remember Blanca on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

THANK YOU EMTS, DOCTORS, NURSES

THANK YOU EMTS, DOCTORS, NURSES

This Memorial Square comes to us from Donna in Florida to honor healthcare workers and medical first responders. Donna's mother and siblings are doctors and nurses. To recognize their profound sacrifices, this Memorial Square is dedicated to them and all of those fighting on the front lines of this deadly and horrible pandemic.  

 

A MESSAGE OF HOPE

A MESSAGE OF HOPE

This Memorial Square was made by Jan to honor all those who've died of COVID-19 and to send a message of hope to the friends and families in mourning. The words say: Please do not live in fear. There will be a better day. 

IN HONOR OF AN ONCOLOGY NURSE

IN HONOR OF AN ONCOLOGY NURSE

This Memorial Square comes from Jo Ann in North Carolina in honor of her daughter-in-law Kelly who works as an oncology nurse at UNC-Chapel Hill and New Hanover Regional in Wilmington, NC. Kelly is a dedicated, caring and professional nurse who is constantly putting her life at risk for others.

FOR HOPE AND HEALING

FOR HOPE AND HEALING

This Memorial Square comes from Piper in California and is made with love to promote hope and healing in the world. Piper writes: We pray to bring love and peace to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IN MEMORY OF MARY

IN MEMORY OF MARY

This Memorial Square comes to us from Carole in Massachusetts who believes that Covid Memorial Quilt is a wonderful healing project. She wants Mary to be remembered and loved. We will honor and remember Mary on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF A GRANDMA WHO LOVES TO TRAVEL

IN MEMORY OF A GRANDMA WHO LOVES TO TRAVEL

This Memorial Square was sent to us by Cori and family from Indiana. Cori created the Memorial Square from fabric of their grandmother's who died of COVID-19. She had a deep love of travelling, she was an extraordinary person and so much more than a mere statistic.

FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL

FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL

This Memorial Square comes from Tennessee to honor a beloved partner who attended Franklin and Marshall College. The beloved partner worked as a dedicated art teacher, so this Memorial Square is dedicated to all the teachers who given so much to our children without asking for anything in return. 

IN HONOR OF A FRIEND

IN HONOR OF A FRIEND

This Memorial Square was originally a t-shirt sent to us from Ray to honor a dear friend he lost. We cut out the t-shirt logo, attached it to a piece of fabric, and turned the image into a Memorial Square.

FOR THE MUSICIANS

FOR THE MUSICIANS

This Memorial Square comes to us from Suzanne in Washington who honors the memory of all musicians who have fallen victim to COVID-19. Suzanne asks us to remember all the musicians who never became famous but still spent their lifetimes playing music to bring joy to so many people's lives.

HONORING SPECTRUM HOSPITAL, MICHIGAN

HONORING SPECTRUM HOSPITAL, MICHIGAN

This Memorial Square comes to us from Rosemary in Michigan to honor and give thanks to all those who work so tirelessly and selflessly at Spectrum Hospital. Rosemary thanks you for all you do for all those affected by COVID-19.

IN MEMORY OF CHARLIE LOWELL

IN MEMORY OF CHARLIE LOWELL

This Memorial Square comes to us from Wendy in Florida in loving memory of Charlie Lowell, who died of COVID-19. Wendy writes: Thank you for your dedication in this project in making this COVID-19 tribute to our dear lost family members. We will honor and remember Charlie on the Covid Memorial Quilt.  

IN MEMORY OF THE 21 LOST SOULS FROM NEW ZEALAND

IN MEMORY OF THE 21 LOST SOULS FROM NEW ZEALAND

This Memorial Square comes to us from Deb in New Zealand who says although our "numbers" here in New Zealand are small - they are all still devastating losses to those loved ones left behind. My Memorial Square honors the 21 lives lost in New Zealand as of this date. 

THANK YOU FARM WORKERS AND GROCERY STORE WORKERS

THANK YOU FARM WORKERS AND GROCERY STORE WORKERS

This Memorial Square comes to us from Anne in California to honor the farm workers and grocery store workers. Thank you to all the workers who get up every day and go to a job that puts themselves at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A GIFT OF THE HEART

A GIFT OF THE HEART

This Memorial Square comes to us from Yolanda in California. The heart symbolizes the beauty inside and out of the Covid Memorial Quilt and all the voices fighting to end this pandemic.

A BLESSING FROM YOLANDA, AGE 78

A BLESSING FROM YOLANDA, AGE 78

This Memorial Square comes to us from Yolanda in California. Yolanda is a new quilter at the age of 78. Yolanda believes the Covid Memorial Quilt is a blessing and she is honored to submit two Memorial Squares to help end the suffering for all those affected by COVID-19. 

MUSIC FOR THOSE IN ICU

MUSIC FOR THOSE IN ICU

This Memorial Square is to remind us of the power of music. Musicians have been playing live over Zoom to soothe sick COVID-19 patients inside the ICU. The live music is a gift to those transitioning and this Memorial Square is dedicated to all those brave musicians willing to help a dying patient feel peace. 

IN MEMORY OF THE MUSICIANS WHO DIED

IN MEMORY OF THE MUSICIANS WHO DIED

This Memorial Square honors all the musicians who have died of COVID-19. May their music play on in our memories and in our hearts. 

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED

This Memorial Square comes from Andrea in California in memory of all those who have perished from COVID-19. 

IN MEMORY OF DAVE BUSHMAN: FROM HIS SON

IN MEMORY OF DAVE BUSHMAN: FROM HIS SON

This Memorial Square honors Dave Bushman who grew up in the Bronx, NY. Dave got a Masters Degree from the New School For Social Research and become a teacher in the NYC public school system. He was also a progressive political activist, working for social justice. In 2010, Dave learned he carried a mutation for the BRCA1 gene and reconstructed his family tree to educate family members on their genetic predisposition, saving several lives. He was honored with the FORCE Spirit of Empowerment Award and his work and research culminated in the memoir, "Searching For Bella." Dave was a passionate fan of movies, storytelling, Star Wars, Star Trek, and James Bond.  A month before he died, he and his wife, Jessie, went on a Star Trek-themed cruise and he dressed in a costume from his favorite episode, "The Inner Light." We will honor and remember Dave on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF LITA SALDARINI

IN MEMORY OF LITA SALDARINI

This Memorial Square comes to us from Helen in Pennsylvania in honor of her friend, Lita. Rest in love and in power, Lita. You are loved. We will honor and remember Lita on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF RICK UNTERBERG

IN MEMORY OF RICK UNTERBERG

This Memorial Square comes to us from David in NY to honor Rick Unterberg, a beloved, talented pianist of the Townhouse NYC. The material used to make this Memorial Square is from a decommissioned staff shirt. David thanks the Covid Memorial Quilt for caring and recognizing Rick's extraordinary life. We will honor and remember Rick on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF PAUL "BUDDY" GIBBS

IN MEMORY OF PAUL

Paul Gibbs Jr. or Buddy as he was known to most passed away the morning of 4/16/20 with cause still being determined. He is survived by his wife, kids, brother, sister and uncountable amount of friends. He was a field mechanic at Sunbelt rentals fixing machines all across Southern California. He was a father to 3 biological children but also helped raised all of their friends. He was the kindest person you would have ever met. He loved his golden retrievers, his motorcycles, his family and friends and was taken from us too soon.   

WITH LOVE FROM PAT

WITH LOVE FROM PAT

This Memorial Square comes from Pat in California. Pat has not lost someone herself but with so many people losing those they love, she wanted to spread  healing to the families left behind and created a block for them. 

IN MEMORY OF ELLEN DEITCH

IN MEMORY OF ELLEN DEITCH

This Memorial Square comes to us in a series of 6 made by Diana. This Memorial Square is in honor and memory of Ellen Deitch who died of COVID-19. Diana writes: Ellen Deitch was the step-mother of a friend of mine. I never met her, but when I offered to make memorial squares for my friends who'd lost someone to COVID-19, my friend Jeff told me about his step-mom. I sent Jeff a picture of the finished Memorial Square. He called me and told me: "I showed the square to my dad and told him I asked you to make it for his wife, my step-mom. When my dad saw that I'd done this, he started to cry. It was then that he and I realized that our relationship had just moved to another level, that I could honor his wife and his loss." I have never met any of the people for whom I made blocks. I made these blocks as part of my own healing, and they gave me a sense of doing something for the cause when I felt completely powerless. We will honor and remember Ellen on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF LORNA BREEN, MD

IN MEMORY OF LORNA BREEN, MD

This Memorial Square comes to us in a series of 6 made by Diana. This Memorial Square is in honor and memory of Lorna Breen, MD. Diana writes: I didn't know Lorna Breen. Lorna Margaret Breen was an American physician who was the emergency room director at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She died by suicide in 2020, overwhelmed with the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the workload required of medical staff. I made these blocks as a part of my own healing, and they gave me a sense of doing something for the cause when I felt completely powerless. We will honor and remember Lorna Breen, MD, on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

A NEW NORMAL

A NEW NORMAL

This Memorial Square comes to us in a series of 6 made by Diana. Diana writes: I live on Maui and was thinking about how our world changed forever when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Every day activities halted, and those which continued required masks and extraordinary care so as not to contract the virus. I made these blocks as a part of my own healing, and they gave me a sense of doing something for the cause when I felt completely powerless. 

IN MEMORY OF KIRA KAMSKY

IN MEMORY OF KIRA KAMSKY

This Memorial Square comes to us in a series of 6 made by Diana. This Memorial Square is in honor and memory of Kira Kamsky. Diana writes: Kira Kamsky was a Russian immigrant and groundbreaking chemist. When she wasn't busy innovating in her field, she raised a family and to her kids, she was just "mom." I never met any of the people for whom I made blocks. I made these blocks as a part of my own healing, and they gave me a sense of doing something for the cause when I felt completely powerless. We will honor and remember Kira on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF ADAM SCHLESINGER

IN MEMORY OF ADAM SCHLESINGER

This Memorial Square comes to us in a series of 6 made by Diana. This Memorial Square is in honor and memory of Adam Schlesinger. Diana writes: Adam Schlesinger was a songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist who won 3 Emmys and was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He started the band "Fountains of Wayne" but was known for so many other accomplishments other than music. I never met any of the people for whom I made blocks. I made these blocks as a part of my own healing, and they gave me a sense of doing something for the cause when I felt completely powerless. We will honor and remember Adam on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN HONOR OF ALL THOSE WHO HELPED

IN HONOR OF ALL THOSE WHO HELPED

This Memorial Square comes to us in a series of 6 made by Diana. Diana writes: "We helped" is for the quilters and sewists who jumped in to make and donate masks before we had really grasped the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic. We donated our time and materials and sent them to hospitals, friends and neighbors. I made these blocks as a part of my own healing, and they gave me a sense of doing something for the cause when I felt completely powerless. 

IN HONOR OF THE OGLALA LAKOTA TRIBE

IN HONOR OF THE OGLALA LAKOTA TRIBE

This Memorial Square comes from Henry in Fort Worth, Texas, to honor of the members of the Oglala Lakota Tribe in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, whose social and economic conditions leave them consistently underserved by federal and state governments. As a result of this, the Oglala Lakota, as well as ALL other Native Tribes around the US, suffer disproportionately from the COVID-19 outbreak. We will honor and remember those lost from the Oglala Lakota Tribe on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF POLLY WEBSTER

IN MEMORY OF POLLY WEBSTER

This Memorial Square comes from Carol  in California. It is in memory of the mother of a long time friend, Bruce, and his wife, Peggy, who is a close friend and my former roommate. They live in Maryland. Peggy is a journalist who runs a non profit journalism foundation and Bruce is a former local official who runs a non profit organization. The subject of the Square, Peggy Webster, died of COVID-19 while in Assisted Living. Peggy lived in Potomac, Maryland, her whole life, she loved clouds, birds and flowers. As in California, Assisted Living Facilities were not tested for COVID and she died very suddenly after developing a cough. This Square is my first embroidery project and working on this for Peggy has lifted my spirits. We will honor and remember Polly on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

 

 

 

IN MEMORY - 1 of 4

IN MEMORY - 1 of 4

This Memorial Square, 1 in a series of 4, comes to us from Kimberly in California in honor of all the front line workers. She writes, we have been fortunate and not needed to have any front line assistance. So we wanted to express our thanks to all those who show up! 

IN HONOR OF THE TEACHERS

IN HONOR OF THE TEACHERS

This Memorial Square comes to us from Linda in Hawaii and expresses her gratitude to America's dedicated teachers who are going the extra mile to provide for our children. Delivering education via distance learning requires a lot of time, creativity and innovation over and beyond what they would ordinarily do during normal times. To the teachers of America...Mahalo and Aloha! 

IN MEMORY - 2 of 4

IN MEMORY - 2 of 4
This Memorial Square comes to us from Kimberly in California in honor and with gratitude to all the front line workers who continue to show up to help us all battle COVID-19. 

 

 

IN MEMORY - 3 of 4

IN MEMORY - 3 of 4

This Memorial Square comes to us from Kimberly in California in honor and with gratitude to all the front line workers who continue to show up to help us all battle COVID-19. 

IN MEMORY - 4 of 4

IN MEMORY - 4 of 4

This Memorial Square comes to us from Kimberly in California in honor and with gratitude to all the front line workers who continue to show up to help us all battle COVID-19. 

IN MEMORY OF THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL WHO HAVE DIED

IN MEMORY OF THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL WHO HAVE DIED
This Memorial Square comes to us from Nancy in Indiana in memory of all the Medical Personnel who have died taking care of people suffering from COVID-19. You are heroes. 

 

 

 

IN HONOR OF THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS

IN HONOR OF THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS

This Memorial Squares comes to us from Nancy in Indiana in honor of all the Essential Workers. We thank you for putting your lives on the line each day to make sure we are all fed and taken care of.  You are appreciated. 

IN MEMORY

IN MEMORY

This Memorial Square comes to us from Joyce in Michigan to remember all those who have died of COVID-19. You will live forever in our hearts. 

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE LOST

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE LOST
This Memorial Square comes to us from Carol in New York in honor and memory of all those we have lost to COVID-19. Carol writes: My hope is that these two blocks I have sent can serve to remember those who do not have someone to make a block for them. May you and yours be well. We will honor and remember all those lost on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

 

 

 

IN HONOR OF THE TEACHERS

IN HONOR OF THE TEACHERS

This Memorial Square comes to us from Laura in California. Laura dedicates her Square to all the teachers that continue to shape the lives of America's children during these trying times.

IN MEMORY OF TERRENCE MCNALLY, PLAYWRIGHT

IN MEMORY OF TERRENCE MCNALLY, PLAYWRIGHT

This Memorial Square comes from Lauren in North Carolina. Lauren is a theatre aficionado and she wanted to honor the memory of the great Tony award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, whose work deeply affected her. Terrence wrote with wit, heart and gusto about gay life during the AIDS crisis and lost two partners to the AIDS virus. Terrence McNally survived lung cancer and kept writing plays through his eighth decade until he died of COVID-19 at the age of 81. We will honor and remember Terrence on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF FRED COX, POSTMAN FROM ENGLAND

IN MEMORY OF FRED COX, POSTMAN FROM ENGLAND
This Memorial Square comes from Wendy and Joan in California and represents a longtime family friend, Fred Cox, who passed away in April, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. Wendy writes: Fred was a postman in England and was beloved by his community. We were very sad that because we now live in America, due to flight restrictions against Americans, we were not allowed to fly back to England to attend his funeral and say our final goodbyes. Joan writes: Our small family was awakened to the seriousness of the Coronavirus pandemic very soon after lockdown when a close and much loved friend in England was taken ill in April 2020 with COVID-19. Fred was hospitalized for over a week before the machines that were keeping him alive were switched off. We will honor and remember Fred on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF DR. TOM HALLIDAY

IN MEMORY OF DR. TOM HALLIDAY

This Memorial Square comes to us from Sue in Massachusetts. Dr. Tom Halliday was a family practice physician, first in New York State for 14 years, then relocating to Cape Cod, MA, where he had a practice for some 40 years.  When not in the office, he loved playing and watching sports with his family and friends.  He was also known for his love of family and community. The lives he has touched will never be forgotten. We will honor and remember Tom on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN HONOR OF THE MTA WORKERS IN NEW YORK CITY

IN HONOR OF THE MTA WORKERS IN NEW YORK CITY

This Memorial Square comes to us from Madelyn in New York to honor the New York City MTA Workers who continued to provide needed service during the pandemic. Many contracted the virus and died.  We will honor and remember the MTA workers on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN HONOR OF SMALL BUSINESSES

IN HONOR OF SMALL BUSINESSES
This Memorial Square comes to us from Gloria in Morgan Hill, CA, to honor all the Small Businesses and their struggles to provide goods and services while remaining safe during the pandemic. 

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF BETTY NORIKO OSHIRO

IN MEMORY OF BETTY NORIKO OSHIRO

This Memorial Square was sent to us from Cynthia in California on behalf of her close friend Brenda, the daughter of Betty and sister to Eric, both who were lost to COVID-19.  Betty had no trouble finding her voice. She loved to sing. As an instructional aide at Lincoln Elementary School in Paramount, where she worked for 25 years. She joined a singing group called Abe's Babes and she loved to hula and play the ukulele, an homage to her Hawaiian heritage. One day she wasn't feeling well, and 8 days later she died of complications of the virus. We will honor and remember Betty on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

Betty and Eric's two Memorial Squares have been placed next to each other on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF ERIC YUICHI OSHIRO

IN MEMORY OF ERIC YUICHI OSHIRO

Eric is the son of Betty Oshiro, the Memorial Square to the left. Eric was a stoic, soft-spoken man who quietly helped wherever he could. He preferred not to call attention to himself. "Your typical IT person," his wife Lori said. But there was a quiet strength beneath that soft-spoken demeanor, a virtue he passed on to his two sons, Ryan and Steven. When Betty died, her grandsons were able to say their goodbyes to her through the hospital door, but Eric was not because he too was dying of COVID-19, after taking care of his mother for the last year. It was that final visit to the ER with his mother Betty, that both Eric and Lori caught the virus. Lori survived and Eric did not. Until then, Eric was healthy, played golf, the guitar and loved to listen to NPR. We will honor and remember Eric on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

I ROAR FOR YOU

I ROAR FOR YOU
This Memorial Square comes from Kathleen in California. Kathleen says that creating this square helped her cope. Her daughter in law was in 41 days of isolation for being positive. Then Kathleen learned about other family members in different parts of the US who were also infected. They all, thankfully, recovered, but she was saddened knowing of the hundreds of thousands succumbing here in the US and worldwide. Lastly, she came to the realization that many sadly demonstrating may become infected and she wanted to include their bravery to stand side by side for justice and change. 

 

 

 

IN HONOR OF THE HEROES

IN HONOR OF THE HEROES

This Memorial Square comes from Diane in Florida with a message of love, hope, healing and peace for all the heroes in this pandemic. 

THE PROMISE OF BLUE SKIES

THE PROMISE OF BLUE SKIES

This Memorial Square comes to us from Patricia in New York. The blue pieces represent the blue sky and a hope for a better tomorrow. 

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 1

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 1
These three Memorial Squares come to us from Rosa and Gloria in Florida and have been made as a trio in memory of all those who have died of COVID-19.

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 2

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 2

 These three Memorial Squares come to us from Rosa and Gloria in Florida and have been made as a trio in memory of all those who have died of COVID-19. 

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 3

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 3

These three Memorial Squares come to us from Rosa and Gloria in Florida and have been made as a trio in memory of all those who have died of COVID-19.

IN MEMORY OF FREDERICK HARRIS

IN MEMORY OF FREDERICK HARRIS
Frederick Harris, my Dad, was an amazing human. He excelled in athletics, and was even scouted by and given a jersey to be on the Red Sox, as a die hard Massachusetts sports fan, this was his dream. Unfortunately, he was drafted, and ended up serving his country in Vietnam for 2 years. He worked for countless years at UMass Amherst, where he gained hundreds of friends with his kind smile and "gift of gab." He loved meeting and talking to people. He was very included in UMass athletics and would always be seen on the basketball floor watching the game alongside the team. He loved this. He was a staple of our community of Northampton, Massachusetts. He loved going for his daily outings and doing his little "routine" He was loved. He was married to his wife Judy, of 49 years. She misses her soul mate terribly. My brother and I miss him, too. As well as hundreds of  other people who have felt this great loss. I will do my best to live my life as best I can in honor of him, and continuing to be the kind, warm, friendly individual that he was.  He was only 70 years old, and should still be here.  We will honor and remember Frederick on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

 

 

 

IN MEMORY

IN MEMORY

This Memorial Square comes to us from Deborah in Colorado. 

IN MEMORY OF THE 12 LOST SOULS FROM THE BEATITUDES CAMPUS

IN MEMORY OF THE 12 LOST SOULS FROM THE BEATITUDES CAMPUS

This Memorial Square comes to us from Farrell in memory of 12 lost souls at The Beatitudes Campus life plan community in Phoenix, AZ. We will honor and remember the 12 lost souls at the Beatitudes Campus on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 1

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 1
These two Memorial Squares were sent in by Laura from California. This is part 1 of her memorial to those we have lost.

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 2

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 2

This Memorial Square is part 2 from Laura in California in honor of those who were lost.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF RAYMOND W. RIKER WWII-USS CHAUNCEY

IN LOVING MEMORY OF RAYMOND W. RIKER WWII-USS CHAUNCEY

Like so many others, my dad died alone in a nursing home without anyone to hold his hand or comfort him. My dad was one of ten children - nine boys and one girl. ALL of the boys served our great nation. Six of them were in WWII, and all of them saw active combat. There is a story, a face, and a family in each square of the Covid Memorial Quilt. We will honor and remember Raymond on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF ROY OKUTANI - SIDE 1

IN MEMORY OF ROY OKUTANI - SIDE 1
This Memorial Square comes to us from Donna in Hawaii in honor of Roy Okutani. The Memorial Square had a design on both sides. We have shown you both. We will honor and remember Roy on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF ROY OKUTANI - SIDE 2

IN MEMORY OF ROY OKUTANI - SIDE 2

This is the other side of the Memorial Square sent by Donna in Hawaii in honor of Roy Okutani. We will honor and remember Roy on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF THE UNKNOWN NAMES

IN MEMORY OF THE UNKNOWN NAMES

This Memorial Square comes to us from Jeri in Tennessee remembering all those who lost their lives to COVID-19, the unknown names like all the unknown stars. Rest in peace. 

IN HONOR OF ALL THOSE HELPING

IN HONOR OF ALL THOSE HELPING
This Memorial Squares comes to us from  Barbara in Juneau, Alaska. Being able to do something is so helpful.

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE LOST

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE LOST

This Memorial Square comes to us from the state of Washington. The pattern is titled "Memory" and was created by Carrie and pieced together by Pam. May they never be forgotten.

IN MEMORY OF CHARLENE STRUCK

IN MEMORY OF CHARLENE STRUCK

This Memorial Square is in memory of our beloved Mama and cherished Nana, Charlene Struck. We will honor and remember Charlene on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF JOHN PRINE

IN MEMORY OF JOHN PRINE
This Memorial Square comes to us from Bambi in Colorado and was made in honor and in memory of John Prine who brought us such thoughtful and beautiful music. We were able to see him perform live at Red Rocks near Denver, CO, in August of 2019 and his energy, talent and smile were extremely moving! We will honor and remember John on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

 

 

IN MEMORY OF JAMES L. RIFE

IN MEMORY OF JAMES L. RIFE

This Memorial Square comes to us from Vivian in New Mexico. Mr. Rife fell off a ladder and broke several bones. After a short hospital stay, he was transferred to a rehab center where he contracted COVID-19. He passed away a couple of weeks later. The Rifes are a caring family always helping our neighbors in every way possible. With great respect and deep gratitude. We will honor and remember James on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF MIKE SPILLANE

IN MEMORY OF MIKE SPILLANE

This Memorial Square comes to us from the Harlow family in Buffalo, NY, in memory of Mike Spillane. We will honor and remember Mike on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE DIED - 1

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE DIED - 1
This Memorial Square and the one next to it comes to us from Beth in Ohio. This, the first, is in loving memory of all those who died of COVID-19. 

 

 

 

IN HONOR OF CARETAKERS FRIENDS RELATIVES LEFT BEHIND

IN HONOR OF CARETAKERS FRIENDS RELATIVES LEFT BEHIND

This second Memorial Square from Beth in Ohio is to honor the caretakers and the suffering friends and relatives of those who did not survive an attack of COVID-19.

IN HONOR OF THE TEACHERS

IN HONOR OF THE TEACHERS

This Memorial Square comes to us from Phyllis in New York and is dedicated to all the teachers in the world who are selflessly teaching our children during a devastating pandemic.

IN MEMORY OF HELEN FLORES

IN MEMORY OF HELEN FLORES

On Friday, July 10, 2020, one of the brightest lights in the world went out as Helen Flores went to rest in eternal peace with the Lord.  Helen was born on September 13, 1950, in Houston, Texas to Eva and Marcelino Saucedo.  A lifelong Houston resident, Helen graduated from Austin High School and was married to Hector Flores in 1971.

Helen had a passion for two things in life, helping others and spending time with her family.  Helen was employed by the LULAC National Educational Service Center for 35+ years retiring in 2002.  While at LULAC Helen worked tirelessly helping students from all walks of life to find the financial resources needed to attend college.  As a result of her efforts many of these students went on to complete their educations and have very successful careers of their own.

Few things brought more happiness to Helen as spending time with her family both in Houston and San Antonio.  Helen was able to combine her two passions later in life by becoming a superhero disguised as the grandmother of her three beloved grandchildren who were the light of her life.  Helen never thought of herself and was always there without fail for whatever her boys needed from the simple things like a ride, a sandwich or a bottle to the more difficult and complex things like math homework and advice about life.

Helen was adored by her family and many friends. She had a kind and generous heart, and always put others before herself. Helen was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. She will be dearly missed by all whose life she touched. We will honor and remember Helen on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF JAMES HUGHSTON

IN MEMORY OF JAMES HUGHSTON

This Memorial Square comes to us from Joyce in Connecticut in honor of her father, James E. Hughston, and the thousands of other victims of this horrible virus. They all had stories and family and friends that loved them. They mattered. We will honor and remember James on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF BILL H.

IN MEMORY OF BILL H.

This Memorial Square comes to us from Jeanne in Illinois. Jeanne writes: My brother Bill H passed away from COVID-19 on July 9th, 2020. I am not a sewer so I have enclosed some items that remind me of him. His favorite colors were orange and green. I have enclosed a picture of him. He was special needs and his bike was his form of transportation. He loved his bike. I also enclosed letters for his name and numbers for his years of life. 1958 - 2020. He was one of the politest people you would ever meet. He held the door for everyone and he had a friendly smile as he held the door.  He would also call my sister and me whenever there was a time change to remind us to change our clocks. He loved his cell phone which he called his "cellaphone."  My brother is deeply missed by his family. We will honor and remember Bill on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF BOBBY McCOSKEY

IN MEMORY OF BOBBY McCOSKEY

This Memorial Square comes to us from Debra in Florida in honor of her brother, Bobby McCoskey. Debra is grateful to know her brother will be seen and remembered on the Covid Memorial Quilt, "a beautiful act of love." We will honor and remember Bobby on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

 

 

 

A MESSAGE OF HEALING

A MESSAGE OF HEALING

This Memorial Square comes to us from Linda in Florida with a message of healing for all those who have been affected by COVID-19. "I will walk by faith even when I cannot see." 

IN MEMORY OF TERRY MUCHOVIC

IN MEMORY OF TERRY MUCHOVIC

This Memorial Square was made in loving memory of Terry Muchovic and submitted on behalf of the Neighborhood Gardens Trust in Philadelphia. Terry died on June 3, 2020 from complications of COVID-19. Terry loved gardening and as the director of the Neighborhood Gardens Association for many years, she left a legacy of thriving community gardens across the city. Deborah, who sent the Memorial Square, tells us she was lucky to work with Terry to establish community gardens in many low-income neighborhoods. Terry was a thoughtful and compassionate colleague, who always had a funny remark. The quilt square, made by Deborah from her own scraps, reflects Terry's love of gardens.

IN MEMORY OF OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS - 1 of 6

IN MEMORY OF OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS - 1 of 6

Six Memorial Squares were sent to us by N in Boise, Idaho, to honor our sisters and brothers that have lost their lives to COVID-19. Each of these blocks were created out of inspiration from Madeleine's words about the hope she has for healing hearts with the Covid Memorial Quilt.  

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - 2 of 6

IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - 2 of 6

This Memorial Square is created for the joy, love, and beauty of our passed brothers and sisters. 

IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - 3 of 6

IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - 3 of 6

This Memorial Square has words like forever, joy, dance, believe, together, memories, moments, imagine, happy, grow, always, play, love - all to honor the lives lived fully.  

IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - 4 of 6

IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - 4 of 6

The flag Memorial Square is for us to remember how strong our America is - and dedicated to all of us. 

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - 5 of 6

IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - 5 of 6

The New York Memorial Square is honoring the city and all lost there. The border of the Memorial Square is filled with the tears we have shed for our fellow Americans. 

IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - 6 of 6

IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - 6 of 6

The tattered Memorial Square is for the turmoil our lives are in. Just remember there is always confusion before change and a good change is on the way for all. 

IN MEMORY OF THOSE LOST IN AUSTRALIA

IN MEMORY OF THOSE LOST IN AUSTRALIA

This Memorial Square comes to us from Elizabeth in Western Australia. This is one of two squares sent by Elizabeth to represent all those lost to COVID-19 from Australia.

 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF ANDY WOJTKOWSKI

IN MEMORY OF ANDY WOJTKOWSKI

This image comes to us from Ginny in California. On behalf of Ginny, a Memorial Square was created by Covid Memorial Quilt to honor Andy Wojtkowski who died of COVID-19. Ginny tells us that Andy liked to go fishing, but most of all, he loved to watch movies. Ginny writes that Andy's son Robert is such a nice guy and he is having a really tough time losing his Dad. This is the finished Memorial Square designed and made by Covid Memorial Quilt to honor Andy's life. We will remember you, Andy. 

IN MEMORY OF A SECOND MOTHER

IN MEMORY OF A SECOND MOTHER

This Memorial Square comes to us from Elida in Washington in honor of a dear friend, a second mother to her, who recently died of COVID-19. The holiday fabric represents how dearly Elida misses her second mother on this first Christmas without her. Madeleine took the small piece of center fabric sent and created a full size 8" by 8" Memorial Square for the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF CHARLES A. ZUZCHIK, JR. - JANUARY 20, 1951 - SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

IN MEMORY OF CHARLES A. ZUZCHIK, JR. - JANUARY 20, 1951 - SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

This Memorial Square was sent to us from Martha and Charlie in Florida in loving memory of Charles Andrew Zuzchik, Jr. who died of COVID-19. From Charles's obituary: Today on September 18, 2020, the world lost a wonderful man. Charles passed away with Deborah Ann, his loving wife and best friend of 46 years, and his two firefighter sons Joseph and John, all by his side. Charles spent 40 years in New York before moving to Florida. We remember him as always working hard to provide for his family. He was a family man with a great sense of humor and would lend a hand to anyone in need. He was always just a phone call away. Anything we ever needed, Dad was there. He loved our mother more than life itself. He would do anything to make her happy and put a smile on her face. He loved to travel and spend holidays with the family. He was so proud of his sons who are both firefighters. He loved spending weekends together with his family or working on projects around the house. We will honor and remember Charles on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF ADAM SCHLESINGER

IN MEMORY OF ADAM SCHLESINGER

This Memorial Square comes to us from Barbara in San Diego, California, in memory of Adam Schlesinger. She writes, "By you honoring the past with the Covid Memorial Quilt, you have helped with healing of the families who have lost loved ones." 

IN MEMORY OF THOSE LOST IN AUSTRALIA

IN MEMORY OF THOSE LOST IN AUSTRALIA

This Memorial Square comes to us from Elizabeth in Western Australia to honor and represent all those we have lost in Australia from COVID-19.

IN MEMORY OF FATHER JOSEPH ZINAGARO

IN MEMORY OF FATHER JOSEPH ZINAGARO

This Memorial Square was made in loving memory of Father Joseph Zinagaro, submitted on behalf of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Philadelphia. Father Joe died on May 20, 2020, the 42nd anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, from complications of Covid. This quilt square, made by Deborah from her own scraps, represents many of the interests of Father Joe. The cross is a tribute to his 42 years serving as a Catholic priest. The red and white represents the Polish flag and his love of his Polish heritage. The moose fabric represents his love of animals and his many pets over the years. The Phillies fabric represents his love of Philadelphia and its sports teams.  Father Joe is deeply missed by the parishioners of Holy Name and St. John Cantius church. 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED

This Memorial Square comes to us from S. in Colorado in memory and to honor all those who have died of COVID-19. 

ORPHAN BLOCKS FROM THE PARADISE QUILT GUILD

ORPHAN BLOCKS FROM THE PARADISE QUILT GUILD

This Memorial Square is one of 11 sent to us from the Paradise Quilt Guild. Called "Orphan Blocks" these Memorial Squares, of many colors and designs, are gifts to those who have lost someone from Covid-19 and cannot make a Memorial Square themselves. Reach out to us and we will personalize an orphan block for you to make a Memorial Square in honor of the person you lost. Thank you to the Paradise Quilt Club for your kind donation. 

IN MEMORY OF JOANNE ELIZABETH RAU 11/4/1939 - 10/23/2020

IN MEMORY OF JOANNE ELIZABETH RAU 11/4/1939 - 10/23/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Roberta in Oklahoma to honor Joanne Elizabeth Rau. If you notice the two dates on the Memorial Square, Joanne left us just days before we could celebrate her birthday. She was loved and she will be dearly missed. 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF PHIL TISI

IN MEMORY OF PHIL TISI

This Memorial Square comes to us from Judy in Suffern, New York. Phil Tisi, a longtime resident of Sloatsburg, New York, died April 7, 2020, as a result of his encounter with the COVID-19 virus. Phil was a retired educator, having taught high school social studies in the Suffern Central School District for 38 years. The Memorial Square displays the loving tribute to Phil on the marquee of the local historic Lafayette Theater. 

IN MEMORY OF DOROTHY M. CUMMINS 1934 - 2020

IN MEMORY OF DOROTHY M. CUMMINS 1934 - 2020

This Memorial Square was sent to us by Trish in California to honor her aunt, Dorothy Cummins. Dorothy is a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. Dorothy had a laugh that could fill a room...and your heart! Trish was able to travel to Ohio to assist her parents and family, which was a blessing and a life-changing and honored experience. Trish was also able to see her cousin and Dorothy's daughter. They were all able to put in a few stitches to this Memorial Square for their mother, Trish's aunt. 

IN MEMORY OF FRED MILLER

IN MEMORY OF FRED MILLER

This Memorial Square comes to us from Bernadette in Colonial Heights, Virginia in honor of Fred Miller. 

 

 

IN MEMORY OF RESIDENTS WITH ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA - 1 of 4

IN MEMORY OF RESIDENTS WITH ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA - 1 of 4

These four Memorial Squares come to us from Trish in Abilene, Texas. Trish works in a long-term facility with people suffering from Alzheimer's and Dementia where COVID-19 hit hard. These four Memorial Squares were made to represent some of the residents who have passed. Trish writes, "I am honored to have cared for my people."

IN MEMORY OF RESIDENTS WITH ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA - 2 of 4

IN MEMORY OF RESIDENTS WITH ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA - 2 of 4

"I am honored to have cared for my people." - Trish.

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH J. SABACH

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH J. SABACH

This Memorial Square was designed by quilter Robin Schlager from New Jersey and sent on behalf of Joseph J. Sabach's family. Joe was sadly taken from his family and friends by COVID-19 on April 15, 2020. The tranquil garden setting and bird-in-flight is the essence of Joe's peaceful place and his love of nature. His quiet and loving disposition was helpful to all he encountered. Rest in Peace dear brother, husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. You are loved and will always be missed. Eternal Memory. Dupont, Pennsylvania.  

 

 

IN MEMORY OF RESIDENTS WITH ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA - 3 of 4

IN MEMORY OF RESIDENTS WITH ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA - 3 of 4

"I am honored to have cared for my people." - Trish.

IN MEMORY OF RESIDENTS WITH ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA - 4 of 4

IN MEMORY OF RESIDENTS WITH ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA - 4 of 4

"I am honored to have cared for my people." - Trish.

IN MEMORY OF CHRISTINE BRACAMONTE

IN MEMORY OF CHRISTINE BRACAMONTE

This Memorial Square comes to us from Debbie in Colorado. Debbie writes: This Memorial Square is for a lady I knew of in Arizona. She was a loving Grandma and Mother. Her granddaughter danced with my granddaughter many times. She will be missed. 

 

IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL PATRICK KELLY

IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL PATRICK KELLY

This t-shirt was sent with love from Sheryl in New Jersey. It was worn by Michael Patrick Kelly, her soulmate and boyfriend. The logo will be turned into a Memorial Square for the Covid Memorial Quilt. Sheryl writes: Michael passed away from COVID-19 on March 28, 2020. He had just turned 60 on March 18th. We lived together in Toms River, NJ. Michael was a gentleman and had the most amazing sense of humor. He made everyone laugh all the time! He touched so many lives and always gave to others. He was the best stepdad to my two daughters. He bragged about them to everyone, always showing their picture to anyone he met. There are no words for my sadness and the hole left in my heart and in my life. 

IN MEMORY OF THOSE LOST IN TEXAS

IN MEMORY OF THOSE LOST IN TEXAS

This Memorial Square comes to us from Judy in Texas to honor all those lost by COVID-19. She sends her blessings to the families as they heal. 

IN MEMORY OF BARBARA McPHERSON 4/27/1942 - 11/29/2020

IN MEMORY OF BARBARA McPHERSON 4/27/1942 - 11/29/2020

This Memorial Square to honor Barbara McPherson was made by her daughter-in-law and her grandchildren. The paisley fabric comes from one of Barbara's favorite shirts. Barbara was an avid dog lover and her last thoughts before being put on a ventilator were about who would care for her dogs, Venus and Apollo. At 78, Barbara had a lot of life left in her. She volunteered at the local library and also with helping the homeless in Long Beach, California. She made friends easily and gathered them over her lifetime. Barbara is survived by two children and four grandchildren. We miss her every day and hold our memories of her dear. 

 

IN MEMORY OF SANDRA MAY COROON 01/10/44 - 08/04/20

IN MEMORY OF SANDRA MAY COROON 01/10/44 - 08/04/20

This Memorial Square was sent to us in loving memory of Sandra May Langdale-Coroon from her daughter. She writes: Our mum, Sandy, was a film industry veteran who worked for over 45 years as a production accountant on hundreds of movies. She loved to recount happy memories of her travels to exotic locations and of the talented artists with whom she worked. Mum's generosity, kindness and compassion touched the lives of so many friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. She was always ready for a friendly chat over a cup of tea with her bright smile and an attentive ear. Mum inherited her dad's hand with a hacksaw, a drill and a screwdriver. She was an expert with plants, and she took great joy in tending to her beautiful garden. Mum had been married for almost 40 years when she tragically lost our dad, the love of her life, to brain cancer. She navigated through her life without him and was a kind, caring, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunty, and godmother. Mum taught us that honesty, hard work, and determination pay off, and we are all so thankful to her for setting an example for us to live by. The love that she made us feel is so ingrained in our hearts that it will live on forever. We are heartbroken that she was forced to battle COVID-19 alone. We know that she put up one heck of a fight. She was truly an angel in the shape of our mum, and she will be forever missed. 

IN MEMORY OF BARBARA JONES RYDEN

IN MEMORY OF BARBARA JONES RYDEN

This Memorial Square comes to us from Denise in New Jersey in memory of her mother, Barbara Ryden, who passed away from COVID-19 on April 5th, 2020, two days before her 81st birthday. Denise writes: She was sick for 11 days, declining rapidly, always a step ahead of any treatment they gave her. As reality started to set in, as they didn't believe it was COVID-19 in the beginning, one thought that stuck with me was that I did not want her to become a statistic. Thank you so much for granting that wish for us with the Covid Memorial Quilt. Your quilt makes this all so much more personal for us and the world, and that they are not just a number. Mom left a legacy behind. She was a very strong woman who was the backbone that held our family together. We all miss her dearly. She leaves 7 children, 2 stepdaughters, 29 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 

IN MEMORY OF JAVIER MOLINA, JULY 24 1963 - AUGUST 16 2020

IN MEMORY OF JAVIER MOLINA, JULY 24 1963 - AUGUST 16 2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from the Ortega Family in California in memory of Javier Molina. We will remember you. 

 

IN MEMORY OF JUAN GARCIA, 1946 - 2020

IN MEMORY OF JUAN GARCIA, 1946 - 2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from the Garcia Family in California in memory of Juan Garcia. You will always be remembered. 

IN MEMORY OF TED FEINMAN

IN MEMORY OF TED FEINMAN

This Memorial Square comes to us from Mame in New York in memory of Ted Feinman. You were deeply loved and will always be remembered. 

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAD DIED

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAD DIED

This Memorial Square comes to us from Joan in California in honor of all those who have died of COVID-19. Joan mentions she started quilting at the age of 15 and is now 80 years old and although she is retired from quilting now, she couldn't imagine a better place for her last square.

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 1 of 2

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 1 of 2

This Memorial Square comes to us anonymously to honor and remember all those who have died of COVID-19. You will always be remembered. 

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 2 of 2

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED - 2 of 2

This Memorial Square comes to us anonymously in honor and in memory of all those who have died of COVID-19. You will always be remembered. 

IN MEMORY - TWIN SQUARES, 1

IN MEMORY - TWIN SQUARES, 1

Two identical Memorial Squares came to us anonymously to honor all those who have died of COVID-19. You will be remembered. 

IN MEMORY - TWIN SQUARES, 2

IN MEMORY - TWIN SQUARES, 2

Two identical Memorial Squares came to us anonymously to honor all those who have died of COVID-19. You will be remembered. 

IN MEMORY

IN MEMORY

This Memorial Square comes to us anonymously in honor and in memory of all those who have died of COVID-19. You will always be remembered. 

IN MEMORY - 1 of 3

IN MEMORY - 1 of 3

These three Memorial Squares came to us anonymously to honor all those who have died of COVID-19. We mourn with you. You will not be forgotten. 

IN MEMORY - 2 of 3

IN MEMORY - 2 of 3

These three Memorial Squares came to us anonymously to honor all those who have died of COVID-19. We mourn with you. You will not be forgotten. 

IN MEMORY - 3 of 3

IN MEMORY - 3 of 3

These three Memorial Squares came to us anonymously to honor all those who have died of COVID-19. We mourn with you. You will not be forgotten. 

IN MEMORY OF DAVID SPECLAND - 1/16/40 - 1/8/21

IN MEMORY OF DAVID SPECLAND - 1/16/40 - 1/8/21

This Memorial Square comes to us from Florence in California in memory of David Specland, her husband of 40 years. David was a people-person: a guy who couldn’t wait to tell you the last joke he heard; couldn’t wait to make you laugh; couldn’t wait to get along with you.

He was passionate about sports, music, wine, his friends and his family. He was a diehard fan of the Mets, the Warriors, and the 49ers (a season ticket-holder for 30 years). 

He cared about equality and justice and treating people with respect. He had friends of every race and sexual orientation and political point of view. He believed it’s okay to disagree with people; it doesn’t mean you can’t love them.

He was in Media Sales for most of his life, and it’s no surprise that he was good at it. But he also would’ve been a fantastic History teacher. For any American war, he was a walking encyclopedia.

He could drive a stick shift, and he loved to travel: Italy, Hawaii, Japan, Bordeaux, Thailand, South America, Germany, Dubrovnik. He made friends everywhere. 

He liked Beethoven and songs from the Civil War, Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys. He didn’t really like anything after 1970.

He liked Egg Cream Sodas, bagels and lox; Game of Thrones, and anything in 3D. 

He wore cargo shorts and long tube socks; the same Civil War sweatshirt for 30 years, and a full head of excellent hair right until the end. 

He did yard work on weekends, and watched baseball games, and umpired baseball games, and talked about baseball games. He loved umpiring, but he loved his family more.

He's survived by his wife of 40 years, his 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 grandsons, 1 great granddaughter, and hundreds of friends. 

IN MEMORY OF DEBORAH L. BROWN - DECEMBER 2020

IN MEMORY OF DEBORAH L. BROWN - DECEMBER 2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Cindy in Michigan. Cindy writes: Like so many other families we lost a loved one suddenly the week before Christmas. Our hearts are still hurting as we continue to grieve. 

IN MEMORY OF CLANCY IMISLUND - 7/09/27 - 8/24/20

IN MEMORY OF CLANCY IMISLUND - 7/09/27 - 8/24/20

This Memorial Square comes from Susan in California to honor her father, Clancy Imislund, who died of COVID-19. Susan writes: The enclosed mask has my dad's face and dates on it. He died of COVID, sad and alone last summer. I was so happy to read about the Covid Memorial Quilt to memorialize victims of COVID-19, and hope there is some way for you to include this mask.  NOTE: Dear Susan, we will absolutely use Clancy's mask to create a Memorial Square to honor his life. He will be remembered on the Covid Memorial Quilt and in our hearts. 

IN MEMORY OF DEL ARMSTRONG - 3.25.44-11.5.20

IN MEMORY OF DEL ARMSTRONG - 3.25.44-11.5.20

This Memorial Square comes to us from Blanche in Ohio in memory of Del Armstrong, who died of COVID-19 on November 11, 2020. Blanche writes: #TeamArmstrong became a team in 2013 when we went on a family cruise celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Having a family of 3 girls and ending up with 7 grandsons! Long story short. Our grandsons played every sport on the ship and took 26 1st place medals! They had to come up with a team name and that is how #TeamArmstrong was born! Del (PAP) was the Leader! Del and Team Armstrong will be honored and remembered on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF MARK STAMPEE 6-5-1964 - 12-7-2020

IN MEMORY OF MARK STAMPEE 6-5-1964 - 12-7-2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Kathy in Michigan in memory of Mark Stampee who died of COVID-19 on December 7, 2020. Two different colors of flannel shirt material were used to make the Memorial Square. Mark will be honored and remembered on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED OF COVID-19

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED OF COVID-19

This Memorial Square with its Christmas and winter-themed design comes to us from Portland, Oregon. It was sent anonymously. There are no strangers. Although your name is not known to us, we will honor and remember you on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF DOROTHY JOHNSON 12-19-20

IN MEMORY OF DOROTHY JOHNSON 12-19-20

This Memorial Square comes to us from Dorwyne in California in memory of her mother Dorothy Johnson, who died of COVID-19 on December 19, 2020. Dorwyne writes:  Thank you so much for taking the time to put together these quilts to honor our loved ones. My mother got COVID-19 in a long-term care facility. She was a great mother! Her generosity, compassion and kindness toward others was immeasurable. I feel her absence but feel blessed to have such fond memories to cherish. We will honor and remember Dorothy on the Covid Memorial Quilt.  

IN MEMORY OF CYRUS SILAS MCKINNEY

IN MEMORY OF CYRUS SILAS MCKINNEY

This Memorial Square comes to us from Elizabeth in Oklahoma in memory of her husband, Cyrus Silas McKinney. Elizabeth writes: COVID-19 has taken by husband of 22 years. He was a hard worker and was a loving, caring husband, son, uncle, brother and best friend. COVID-19 does not discriminate whatsoever. It breaks hearts and causes suffering but we can have hope with the vaccinations. Elizabeth has sent us Cyrus's funeral program which notes that Cyrus was an avid fisherman and a big fan of the Oklahoma Sooners. With these items and her descriptions of him, we made this Memorial Square for Elizabeth. We will honor and remember Cyrus on a panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF EMMA PATINO 4/24/35 - 4/18/20

IN MEMORY OF EMMA PATINO 4/24/35 - 4/18/20

This Memorial Square comes to us from Dolores Munoz and the Patino Family in honor of Emma H. Patino who died of COVID-19. Emma was Dolores's mother. Dolores writes: I would like to ask you a small favor if possible. Can you take a picture of my Mom's panel after it has been sewn on the quilt? I do not have a computer or a fancy phone. I would be so grateful. Please do the best that you can with the panel that I've sent you.  NOTE TO DOLORES: Should you or the Patino Family read this, we will absolutely mail you a photo of the completed panel that honors Emma. We will remember her and we will hold her in our hearts. -Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF GORDON L DAVIS April 1950 - May 2020

IN MEMORY OF GORDON L DAVIS  April 1950 - May 2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Brenda in Utah in memory of Gordon L Davis who died of COVID-19. Brenda writes: Gordon passed away on May 25th, 2020. He had been in the hospital for 35 days. Thank you for doing this great service. It was my pleasure to make something to honor him. We will honor and remember Gordon on the Covid Memorial Quilt.  

IN MEMORY OF ANTHONY J. CAUSI 1971 - 2020

IN MEMORY OF ANTHONY J. CAUSI 1971 - 2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Romina in New York in memory of her husband, Anthony J. Causi. Romina writes: I lost my husband, Anthony J. Causi, to COVID-19 on April 12, 2020. My husband was a larger than life character and had the most beautiful and giving heart. He was a staple in NY Sports Photography but he was the light, laughter and magic of our family and all those dear to him. I want to thank you for what you are doing. It is so meaningful and beautiful. I know it won't bring back the love of my life but knowing that he will be a part of something so special, means a great deal. We will honor and remember Anthony on the Covid Memorial Quilt.  

IN MEMORY OF NORMAN MOYER 8/4/1953 - 5/11/2020

IN MEMORY OF NORMAN MOYER 8/4/1953 - 5/11/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Amanda in Arkansas in memory of her father, Norman Moyer, who died of COVID-19. Amanda writes: My Daddy was a United Methodist pastor. He was a leader in the Lion's Club and he spread joy with his clown ministry until he left this world. We will honor and remember Norman on the Covid Memorial Quilt.   

IN MEMORY OF CHARLES RUSHER 1/2/40 - 7/31/20

IN MEMORY OF CHARLES RUSHER 1/2/40 - 7/31/20

This Memorial Square comes to us from Sharon in Texas in memory of Charles Rusher who died of COVID-19. Sharon writes: Charles died of Covid on July 31, 2020. He was born on January 2, 1940. Sharon has sent us a portion of Charles's  blue and white pinstriped dress shirt. We have added Charles's name and dates of life to his shirt to complete his Memorial Square. Thank you for sharing Charles with us. We will honor and remember him on the Covid Memorial Quilt.  

IN MEMORY OF STAN S. VIVAS SEPT 14 1941 - NOV 23 2020

IN MEMORY OF STAN S. VIVAS SEPT 14 1941 - NOV 23 2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Freida in Texas in loving memory of her husband, Stan S. Vivas, who died of COVID-19. Freida writes: I thank you for what you are doing for our loved ones who died of COVID-19. My husband was a wonderful man and I want to share that with all the others who also have lost someone they loved in their lives due to the virus. Stan was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. The Memorial Square is made from a part of his t-shirt. We will honor and remember Stan on the Covid Memorial Quilt.  

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WE HAVE LOST

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WE HAVE LOST
This Memorial Square comes to us from Carol in New York in honor and memory of all those we have lost to COVID-19. Carol writes: My hope is that these two blocks I have sent can serve to remember those who do not have someone to make a block for them. May you and yours be well. We will honor and remember all those lost on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

 

IN MEMORY OF MARVEL HELGESON

IN MEMORY OF MARVEL HELGESON

This Memorial Square comes to us from Linda in Florida in honor of Marvel Helgeson. Linda writes: Hello from The Villages, Florida! Thank you so much for creating the Covid Memorial Quilt. I know it's touched many hearts. The block with hearts was created by Linda Pilgreen on behalf of the Tuesday Lovelies. Marvel was an important part of our little lunch group and we miss her. We will honor and remember Marvel on the Covid Memorial Quilt.  

IN MEMORY OF RANDI MARK

IN MEMORY OF RANDI MARK

This Memorial Square comes to us from Linda in Florida in honor of Randi Mark. Linda writes: Hello from The Villages, Florida! Thank you so much for creating the Covid Memorial Quilt. I know it's touched many hearts. The block with the words is in memory of my cousin, Randi Mark. She was loved by many and will be missed. We will honor and remember Randi on the Covid Memorial Quilt.

IN MEMORY OF JOE RADCLIFFE 29

IN MEMORY OF JOE RADCLIFFE 29

This Memorial Square comes to us from Leslie in Minneapolis in memory of her son, Joe Radcliffe, who died of COVID-19. Leslie writes: Thank you and God bless you for making this quilt. Leslie, we will let you know which panel will host Joe's Memorial Square. We will honor Joe and remember him on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF MIKE COMMESSO

IN MEMORY OF MIKE COMMESSO

This Memorial Square comes to us from Loraine and B.V. in New York in honor of Mike Commesso, from Long Island, NY, who died of COVID-19. Loraine writes: Thank you so much for what you are doing. You are helping so many people heal from the losses that we experienced. We will honor and remember Mike on the Covid Memorial Quilt. You R Missed!

IN MEMORY OF GILDA QUIJIJE P.S. 108

IN MEMORY OF GILDA QUIJIJE P.S. 108

This Memorial Square comes to us from Loraine and B.V. in New York in honor of Gilda Quijije, from Queens, NY, who died of COVID-19. Loraine writes: Thank you so much for what you are doing. You are helping so many people heal from the losses that we experienced. We will honor Gilda on the Covid Memorial Quilt. She will be remembered. RIP Gilda, P.S. 108.

IN MEMORY OF DENNIS ROGERS

IN MEMORY OF DENNIS ROGERS

This Memorial Square comes to us from Loraine and B.V. in New York in memory of Dennis Rogers from Long Island, NY, who died of COVID-19. Loraine writes: Thank you so much for what you are doing. You are helping so many people heal from the losses that we experienced. Dennis will be honored and remembered on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF NICK P. FISCHLER 2/24/1941 - 8/1/2020

IN MEMORY OF NICK P. FISCHLER 2/24/1941 - 8/1/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Barbara in Florida in memory of her husband, Nick Fischler. Barbara writes: My husband, Nick Fischler, died of COVID-19 on August 1, 2020. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and was living in a Memory Care Facility near our home. Prior to Covid, we were still able to go to restaurants and theater, etc., together and with friends. He became ill in late July and was hospitalized due to a low grade fever and low oxygen levels. His symptoms soon disappeared and he was asymptomatic and about to be discharged when he suddenly took a turn for the worst and died. When I read your article in People Magazine I knew that I wanted Nick to be a part of your quilt. Unfortunately, I do not know how to sew. I am sending two pictures of him. One from October 1990 when he went to the Whitey Ford/Mickey Mantle Fantasy Baseball Camp (they were NY Yankees). He loved the Yankees and so our grown son and daughter thought that would be an appropriate photo. The other is from one of our European vacations. It was taken in Bruges, Belgium in June, 2017. He loved to travel. The hat is from the City of Siena in Italy. Nick loved his wife, son, daughter, son-in-law and 3 granddaughters the most. After that it was the NY Yankees! NOTE TO THE FAMILY: We will be making a Memorial Square in honor of Nick using the photos sent and of course THE NEW YORK YANKEES! When the Memorial Square is completed, we will publish it here. -Covid Memorial Quilt

IN MEMORY OF LARRY KING 11/19/1933 - 1/23/2021

IN MEMORY OF LARRY KING  11/19/1933 - 1/23/2021

This Memorial Square will be made on behalf of Melissa in California in honor and memory of Larry King, who died from complications exacerbated by COVID-19. Larry was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was known for his love of the Los Angeles Dodgers and suspenders. We will be using this photo of Larry King and transferring it onto Los Angeles Dodgers fabric, which we purchased yesterday. To so many people Larry King was an icon seen on their TV sets, but for Melissa he was a friend and colleague and his loss is deeply felt. When we have completed Mr. King's Memorial Square it will be published here. We will remember and honor Larry King on the Covid Memorial Quilt.  

IN MEMORY OF DR. MICHAEL GIULIANO 10/19/55 - 4/18/20

IN MEMORY OF DR. MICHAEL GIULIANO 10/19/55 - 4/18/20

This Memorial Square comes to us from Eileen in Pennsylvania in honor and memory of Dr. Michael Giuliano who died of COVID-19. Eileen writes: Dr. Giuliano (Mike) had a successful general and geriatrics medical practice, serving many generations of families for almost 40 years. Dr. Mike had a passion for all things physics and voraciously read all books he could find from Einstein to Neil deGrasse Tyson. For those visiting Dr. Mike's office, it was hard to miss his love for Charles Schultz evidenced by his extensive Peanuts collection. He will be remembered for his love of his family, his quirky sense of humor, his passion for medicine, and his compassionate spirit. Dr. Mike passed away from COVID-19 on April 18th, 2020. We will honor and remember Dr. Mike on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF HELEN KOTT

IN MEMORY OF HELEN KOTT

This Memorial Square comes to us from Eileen in Pennsylvania in memory of Helen Kott who passed away on December 5th from COVID-19.  Eileen writes: Our dear 91-year-old Mom was the mother to my brother and I and a loving Babci (Polish for grandmother) and great-grandmother. She lived in a wonderful nursing home. The staff loved her and she was happy there. Sadly, COVID-19 crept in and, on the night before Thanksgiving, we were notified that Mom tested positive. She did well for 11 days but lost her battle to COVID-19 on December 5th. Our hearts are broken and we miss her terribly. She was an awesome Mom and Babci. She was loving, fun, full of mischief, loved to sing, loved to cook and bake, loved to socialize, and loved her family so much. Her spirit lives on in each of us and we will honor her by living a loving life to the fullest. We love you, Mom!  We will remember and honor Helen on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH MECCA 11/23/1932 - 4/10/2020

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH MECCA  11/23/1932 - 4/10/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Eileen in Pennsylvania in memory of  Joseph Mecca who died of COVID-19. Eileen writes: Joe was the father to six children and the proud grandfather to seven grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Eleanore, made a hobby of photography, and was quite a cook. He loved to experiment with tweaking breakfast and dinner recipes, as well as baking. He truly enjoyed working on various types of puzzles and brain teasers and was an avid Jeopardy watcher. Joe was a proud veteran of the US Navy, assigned to the USS Valley Forge aircraft carrier as an electrician's mate during the Korean War. Joe always had a warm smile and a kind word to say for everyone that crossed his path. Joe passed away from COVID-19 on April 10th, 2020. We will honor and remember Joe on the Covid Memorial Quilt.  

IN MEMORY OF BOBBIE CONOVER

IN MEMORY OF BOBBIE CONOVER

This Memorial Square comes to us from Eileen in New York in honor and memory of Bobbie Conover who died of COVID-19. Eileen writes: Bobbie was a special friend who was full of love for everyone she met. She was always looking to help anyone in need - her door and her heart were open to everyone. Bobbie was also a huge animal lover! So much so that she worked in a veterinarian office and, over the years, brought home several cats and dogs to love! Bobbie passed away from COVID-19 on December 27th, 2020. We will honor and remember Bobbie on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN - 1 of 3

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN - 1 of 3

This Memorial Square - 1 in a series of 3 - comes to us from Kim in Shenandoah Valley in Virginia in memory of all those who have fallen from COVID-19. Kim writes: I am a recently retired RN who has seen so many lives touched by COVID-19...both caregivers and those who needed our care. I am sending these crazy blocks to show how all our lives intertwine and touch each other either directly or indirectly. In time we will get beyond this and back to a new normal but the memories of all those who have fallen victim will be remembered. They all were "too loved to be forgotten." God bless you all for this project and may everyone who participates find some healing through it! We will remember all those who have fallen on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN - 2 of 3

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN - 2 of 3

This Memorial Square - 2 in a series of 3 - comes to us from Kim in Shenandoah Valley in Virginia in memory of all those who have fallen from COVID-19. Kim writes: I am a recently retired RN who has seen so many lives touched by COVID-19...both caregivers and those who needed our care. I am sending these crazy blocks to show how all our lives intertwine and touch each other either directly or indirectly. In time we will get beyond this and back to a new normal but the memories of all those who have fallen victim will be remembered. They all were "too loved to be forgotten." God bless you all for this project and may everyone who participates find some healing through it! We will remember all those who have fallen on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN - 3 of 3

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN - 3 of 3

This Memorial Square - 3 in a series of 3 - comes to us from Kim in Shenandoah Valley in Virginia in memory of all those who have fallen from COVID-19. Kim writes: I am a recently retired RN who has seen so many lives touched by COVID-19...both caregivers and those who needed our care. I am sending these crazy blocks to show how all our lives intertwine and touch each other either directly or indirectly. In time we will get beyond this and back to a new normal but the memories of all those who have fallen victim will be remembered. They all were "too loved to be forgotten." God bless you all for this project and may everyone who participates find some healing through it! We will remember all those who have fallen on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF JOE McKEON - 9/28/2020

IN MEMORY OF JOE McKEON - 9/28/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Barbara in Missouri in memory of her husband, Joe McKeon, who died of COVID-19 on 9/28/2020. Barb writes: Joe and I had been married 54 years. Joe was very Irish and played golf as often as he could. He was on the ventilator for 11 days. We did get to say prayers with him before he passed. We will honor and remember Joe on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF GERALDINE L. GOVERN 10/9/39 - 1/12/2021

IN MEMORY OF GERALDINE L. GOVERN 10/9/39 - 1/12/2021

This Memorial Square comes to us from Mary in Ohio in honor and memory of Geraldine L. Govern, who died of COVID-19. Mary writes: I think these quilts are a wonderful way to honor and remember the people who have passed away from Covid. I am honored to be including a quilt square in the memory of my friend's mother who passed away from COVID-19 in January, 2021. I hope it will be included in one of the panels of the Covid Memorial Quilt. I would like to ask if it is possible to get a picture of the square once it is sewn on a panel. I know my friend's family would treasure it. We will honor and remember Geraldine on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

NOTE TO MARY:  We will gladly send you a photo of the completed panel. We are creating a new page on the website that shows the finished panels. We will post each panel there and email you a photo as requested. -Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF DAVID R. CROCE 2/8/49 - 7/12/2020

IN MEMORY OF DAVID R. CROCE 2/8/49 - 7/12/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Jennifer in Massachusetts in honor and memory of her uncle, David R. Croce, who died of COVID-19. Jennifer writes: I lost my Uncle David from COVID-19 in July. It is sad to think how he was taken from us and how scared he probably was taken out of his hone and never returned. I would love him to be remembered as a loving husband, wonderful father to all his girls, a big heart and the most beautiful smile. He loved the ocean, dancing, and a good meal. Diana is David's daughter. Diana writes: My dad passed from COVID-19 on 7/12/2020. I am also a nurse and was able to be at my dad's bedside with family on Zoom as his respirator was turned off. That was a gift I will cherish forever and to know my dad is not just a number, and will be remembered in the labor of love quilt is something that warms my heart, now and probably forever. Thank you from me and my whole family. We will honor and remember David on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF NORMA LEA DOUD

IN MEMORY OF NORMA LEA DOUD

This Memorial Square comes to us from Brenda in honor of her mother, Norma Lea Doud, who died of COVID-19. Brenda writes: My mother was 95 years old and had been an educator prior to marrying and starting a family. She loved living on the farm and growing produce, flowers, being surrounded by animals and helping grow wheat in America's heartland. She was blessed with four children and a marriage that lasted over 50 years. She lived through the great depression and through many wars. I think what I most admired about mother besides her never-ending work ethic was her steadfast faith in God. Even though COVID-19 had the last word I have peace knowing she is in a better place. We will honor and remember Norma on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE PAUL STERGIS 7/12/1927 - 6/24/2020

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE PAUL STERGIS 7/12/1927 - 6/24/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Lauren in California in honor and memory of her father, George Paul Stergis, who died of COVID-19. Lauren writes: George Paul Stergis was born on July 12, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island.  He was the baby of 7 children and grew up in the poverty that was the Great Depression.  George was working selling newspapers on the streets as young as 7 years old to help support the family.  He was eligible for the military at the end of WWII, so he was sent with the Army to the devastated city of Frankfurt, Germany and the aftermath of the war.  He came back, met and married my mother.  He had 4 children, built the home that we lived in on his own and started a business that sold windows/doors and hardware.  He could fix anything and was often engaged in a project to make the house better or nicer.  He never graduated high school, but read voraciously and was a crackerjack at math doing percentages in his head.  He and I were very close.  We spent time playing basketball, sailing, playing chess, and ice skating as a child.  As an adult, he was a regular in my home.  We enjoyed many meals, bicycle rides, boating and long walks.  His favorite color was blue and he was as honest as that color.  He was kind and caring.  Whenever someone was sick or in the hospital, he was the one who visited.  And not just once.  I remember him sitting with his brother helping him to speak again after a stroke.  He was a constant caregiver to another brother after a triple bypass. And when my sister was in her last years with MS, he became a helper to her as well even though they had never been close.   He was no cook, but made the best blueberry pancakes every Sunday morning.  He had no religion, but his viewpoint was not limited to what could be.  He was a Patriots Fan and we spent many a halftime discussing the game.  He understood when I left Rhode Island 6 years ago to seek a better life for myself and my grown son in California.  He was a good man, husband and a father.  Moreover, he was a friend to me.  He died of pneumonia from Covid-19 on June 24, 2020. We will honor and remember George on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF DONNA JEAN SACHS LONG 1929 - 2021

IN MEMORY OF DONNA JEAN SACHS LONG 1929 - 2021

This Memorial Square comes to us from Carole in Texas in honor and memory of her mother-in-law, Donna Jean Sachs Long, who died of COVID-19. Carole writes: I love the idea of honoring loved ones lost to this virus. My mother-in-law, Donna Sachs Long, loved to quilt. She is from the St. Louis, Missouri area and recently died of the COVID virus. She loved the bird Cardinal and it was everywhere in her assisted living room. We will honor and remember Donna on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF JOE SANCIER

IN MEMORY OF JOE SANCIER

This Memorial Square comes to us from Stephanie in New York in honor of her father, Joe Sancier, who died of COVID-19  Stephanie writes: In loving memory of my father, Joe Sancier, taken by Covid 10/24/2020.  We will honor and remember Joe on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF MARIA ERODA CAMPOS - 10/5/1960 - 12/28/2020

IN MEMORY OF MARIA ERODA CAMPOS - 10/5/1960 - 12/28/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Mayra in California in honor and memory of her aunt, Maria Eroda Campos, who died of COVID-19. Mayra writes: I lost my aunt at the end of December, 2020, to COVID-19. I found out she had Covid as she called. She had been in quarantine for a week. Although it was nice to hear from her, the call felt strange. It was as if she knew she was going to die so she called us to say I love you and goodbye. I hadn't seen her for some time so it was really nice to be on the phone that day and talk to her. When I was growing up, we would spend a lot of time together. We would go out for drives around the city or to the beach. When we were at home, my aunt enjoyed cooking with my mom. She showed me how to wrap tamales properly. Here is a picture of that day. My aunt is wearing the blue shirt. I am in the center. My mom is on the left. Just being able to share a little bit about my aunt through an email means a lot. Covid Memorial Quilt will make a Memorial Square for Mayra and post it here when it is completed. We will honor and remember Maria on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF JOSEFINA SUAREZ - AUGUST 11, 2020

IN MEMORY OF JOSEFINA SUAREZ - AUGUST 11, 2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Vilma in Florida in honor and memory of her mother, Josefina Suarez, who died of COVID-19. Vilma writes: On August 11, 2020, I lost my mother, Josefina Suarez, to Covid. She was brave and faced death alone; isolated in a hospital ward without anyone to even hold her hand. I am an only child and always planned to be with her when the time came to help her cross over and I could not be there for her. To tell you a little bit about her, she was born in Cuba, a woman of deep faith, cheerful, loved music, dancing and nature. I inherited her love for plants and animals. We loved going to the park and botanical gardens. When we could no longer go get a manicure and pedicure because of the difficulty of transporting her in a wheelchair, I started doing her manicures every other week for about three years. She loved her manicures, and I the intimacy and closeness the deed provided us. She was an open-minded and kind person, welcomed all my friends whether they were gay, black, Jewish, etc. To the end, she was my role model, teaching me how to face death with dignity. I provided more images than you may want or use to make the Memorial Square. My favorite is "our hands." 

The Covid Memorial Quilt will make a Memorial Square for Vilma in honor of her mother, Josefina. When it is completed, we will post it here. For now, here is "our hands." We will honor and remember Josefina on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF DIANE LANZISERA - 12/5/1940 - 3/16/2020

IN MEMORY OF DIANE LANZISERA - 12/5/1940 - 3/16/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Mary in Pennsylvania in honor and memory of Diane Lanzisera who died of COVID-19  Mary writes: When I read your article in People Magazine it touched my heart and I immediately jumped into action to be a part of it. My uncle Brondell passed away from AIDS in 1988 and now, like so many others, our family has been touched with the loss of people close to us due to COVID-19. Diane is one of my closest friend's Mom. She passed away early on at the beginning of this pandemic. My daughter, Jackie, who is 10 years old, has been sewing blankets for the homeless on her sewing machine and was very inspired by your commitment to bring this to life. We will honor and remember Diane on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF GENE FITZPATRICK - 12/20/1948 - 4/10/2020

IN MEMORY OF GENE FITZPATRICK - 12/20/1948 - 4/10/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Mary in Pennsylvania in honor and memory of Gene Fitzpatrick who died of COVID-19  Mary writes: When I read your article in People Magazine it touched my heart and I immediately jumped into action to be a part of it. My uncle Brondell passed away from AIDS in 1988 and now, like so many others, our family has been touched with the loss of people close to us due to COVID-19. Uncle Gene Fitzpatrick was the life of any family party function. My daughter, Jackie, who is 10 years old, has been sewing blankets for the homeless on her sewing machine and was very inspired by your commitment to bring this to life. We will honor and remember Gene on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF DELTA OBERHOLZER - 6/23/1945 - 12/23/2020

IN MEMORY OF DELTA OBERHOLZER - 6/23/1945 - 12/23/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Mary in Pennsylvania in honor and memory of Delta Oberholzer who died of COVID-19  Mary writes: When I read your article in People Magazine it touched my heart and I immediately jumped into action to be a part of it. My uncle Brondell passed away from AIDS in 1988 and now, like so many others, our family has been touched with the loss of people close to us due to COVID-19. Aunt Delta Oberholzer did not survive COVID-19, yet her husband Ken recovered and is now home.  My daughter, Jackie, who is 10 years old, has been sewing blankets for the homeless on her sewing machine and was very inspired by your commitment to bring this to life. We will honor and remember Delta on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN HONOR OF THE WORKERS IN GROCERY STORES AND FOOD PANTRIES

IN HONOR OF THE WORKERS IN GROCERY STORES AND FOOD PANTRIES

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Ms. Jennifer who writes: I am honoring the people who work in grocery stores and food pantries who have helped bring food to families during the COVID-19 crisis. We could not get through this without them. 

IN HONOR OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

IN HONOR OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Katie who writes: I am honoring the healthcare workers who worked many hours under extreme pressure. They deserve to be honored because even when everyone else was at home protecting themselves they still went to work and were in contact with COVID-19 to keep others safe. Their selflessness is why I am honoring all healthcare workers.

IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR JOBS

IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR JOBS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Sonny who writes: I am honoring all of the people who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and were unable to make money throughout the pandemic. The people who were running out of money in a time when there was little food left in stores, but still had to muster up enough money to buy whatever was left. 

IN HONOR OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

IN HONOR OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Kenzie who writes: I am honoring all the healthcare workers who have given more than enough help throughout COVID-19. Without them, it's hard to imagine where we would be right now. They raise the bar higher everyday, fighting to keep everyone safe. 

IN HONOR OF MY MOM AND AUNT WHO ARE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

IN HONOR OF MY MOM AND AUNT WHO ARE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Nina who writes: I am honoring my mom and my aunt who are healthcare workers. All healthcare workers are fighting to keep people safe, while also trying to keep themselves safe. They are making commitments through this challenging time. As we are moving forward the pandemic is still evolving, and the healthcare workers keep giving high quality care to their patients. 

IN HONOR OF ALL THE TEACHERS

IN HONOR OF ALL THE TEACHERS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Dominic who writes: I am honoring the teachers who are still working to teach us during the pandemic, and risking their health and the health of their families for our education.

IN HONOR OF THE TEACHERS

IN HONOR OF THE TEACHERS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Aiden who writes: I am honoring all the teachers.

IN HONOR OF MY NOANI WHO IS A NURSE

IN HONOR OF MY NOANI WHO IS A NURSE

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Avery who writes: I am honoring my Noani who is a nurse. She had to work during corona and was working long shifts.  She couldn't see anyone for long periods of time when she was quarantining for work. She helped so many people during this hard time. 

IN HONOR OF ALL THE MUSICIANS

IN HONOR OF ALL THE MUSICIANS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Jacob who writes: My square is honoring the musicians who made music during this time and the musicians that didn't go out and party during this pandemic. It's good for them to act like everybody else, just because they have money doesn't mean they should be throwing parties or going on vacations to a new country. They all have a big following online so they need to set an example on correct things to do during this pandemic. 

A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND STRENGTH

A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND STRENGTH

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Sammy who writes: Message of hope and strength. My square is a quote to remind people that everything always works out in the end and it always gets better because I learned that a lot during Covid especially in the beginning when it felt so unknown and endless and it kind of kept me positive still. 

IN HONOR OF ALL PEOPLE

IN HONOR OF ALL PEOPLE

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Matthew who writes: I am honoring people all across the country and how they all need to keep hope especially with everything going on especially throughout the past year. 

IN HONOR OF ALL THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

IN HONOR OF ALL THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Grace who writes: I am honoring healthcare workers that have worked many hours doing all they can to help out with all that's going on in hospitals due to COVID-19.

IN HONOR OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS

IN HONOR OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Dylan who writes: I am honoring the first responders in the medical field. They put their lives at risk to help patients with COVID-19 and without them this pandemic would be nearly impossible to deal with. 

IN HONOR OF DOCTORS AND NURSES

IN HONOR OF DOCTORS AND NURSES

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Kaden who writes: I am honoring doctors and nurses who have been trying to keep everybody safe from the virus. They are risking their lives everyday to protect us. We should be more thankful for the brave doctors and nurses. 

IN HONOR OF MY DAD A FIREFIGHTER

IN HONOR OF MY DAD A FIREFIGHTER

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Allison who writes: I am honoring my dad who is a firefighter in Carver. First responders are always being exposed making it difficult for them to live a normal life. I have so much respect for what they do and I am proud of my dad for putting his life on the line for the sake of others.

IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO MADE MASKS

IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO MADE MASKS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Billy who writes: I am honoring the people and companies who are making masks for us to be able to go outside and see friends and family. 

IN HONOR OF MASKS - THOSE WHO MAKE THEM, THOSE WHO WEAR THEM

IN HONOR OF MASKS - THOSE WHO MAKE THEM, THOSE WHO WEAR THEM

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Lucas who writes: I am honoring all of the people that went out of their way to help with the creation and selling of masks and all of the people that wear masks, even when they are not required. 

IN HONOR OF THOSE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD

IN HONOR OF THOSE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Justin who writes: I am honoring people in the medical field, for trying to help the people who have gotten covid, and people who have been trying to make a vaccine.

IN HONOR OF MY DAD AN EMT AND FIREFIGHTER

IN HONOR OF MY DAD AN EMT AND FIREFIGHTER

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Amber who writes: I am honoring my dad who is an EMT and firefighter as well as all other healthcare workers for all that they have done for our society in this time of need. 

IN HONOR OF MY DAD - A FIREFIGHTER, EMT AND PARAMEDIC

IN HONOR OF MY DAD - A FIREFIGHTER, EMT AND PARAMEDIC

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Hailee who writes: I am honoring my dad who is a firefighter, EMT and paramedic. They work so hard so I wanted to honor him and all the other workers in that department. 

IN HONOR OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

IN HONOR OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Lila who writes: I am honoring the healthcare workers who have worked way more than they usually would and for helping so many people stay healthy and safe during this time.

IN HONOR OF EVERYONE IN THIS PANDEMIC

IN HONOR OF EVERYONE IN THIS PANDEMIC

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Sara who writes: I am honoring everyone in this pandemic, to bring peace and hope to those who are fighting Covid, to those who are risking their own lives every single day and to those who are trying to keep themselves safe. 

IN HONOR OF MY MOM AND ALL NURSES

IN HONOR OF MY MOM AND ALL NURSES

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Calli who writes: My covid print is for my mother and all other nurses who go to work everyday to help others during a pandemic. They risk their health everyday to help the health of others and I appreciate them everyday for it. 

IN HONOR OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS, DOCTORS AND NURSES

IN HONOR OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS, DOCTORS AND NURSES

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Derek who writes: I am honoring the healthcare workers and the doctors and nurses. They should be recognized because they expose themselves to covid everyday just by doing their job yet they keep doing it.

IN HONOR OF THE WORKERS IN GROCERY STORES

IN HONOR OF THE WORKERS IN GROCERY STORES

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Cam who writes: I am honoring the workers in grocery stores that had to work all throughout COVID-19 and supply goods such as food and water for people in the safest way possible.

IN HONOR OF MY MOM WHO GAVE HOPE TO OTHERS

IN HONOR OF MY MOM WHO GAVE HOPE TO OTHERS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Eliza who writes: My COVID-19 print is for my mother who has helped people find some hope during this pandemic. In the beginning stages of the pandemic she has made hearts to give to people to put on their lawn or front porch to spread hope and love during these trying times. 

IN HONOR OF POLICEMEN AND POLICEWOMEN

IN HONOR OF POLICEMEN AND POLICEWOMEN

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Maddy who writes: I am honoring policemen and policewomen. I think they deserve recognition because even though everyone else was told to stay home, they still went to work everyday. They help so many people. I also think that they deserve to be honored right now because the COVID-19 rules are being changed but only for first responders. The police have to go to work unless they are showing symptoms. They are being told not to get tested unless they show symptoms. This isn't fair to them or their families and it is wrong that the rules are being changed but only for certain people. The rules should be the same for everyone. 

IN HONOR OF DOCTORS

IN HONOR OF DOCTORS

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Letizia who writes: I decided to honor doctors because during this pandemic they worked really hard everyday all day and they made everything possible to save lives. We don't always see the importance that these people have for us, we should be so grateful for having them because they were the heroes during this difficult time. 

IN HONOR OF THE NURSES

IN HONOR OF THE NURSES

The students of Ms. Jennifer's class at Carver Middle High School in Carver, MA, have collectively sent to us 29 Memorial Squares to be included on the Covid Memorial Quilt. Each student made their own Memorial Square and in their own words, wrote who they chose to honor and remember and why. Each individual panel of the Covid Memorial Quilt holds 25 Memorial Squares. One panel will be solely dedicated to Carver Middle High School. Thank you Carver students for honoring all those affected by COVID-19. 

This Memorial Square comes from Kayleigh who writes: I am honoring the nurses that have been fighting to keep people safe and healthy during covid. They are working their hardest to keep everyone safe and working staying up long nights helping everyone. 

IN HONOR OF PHILIP KULINSKI - 1/8/2021

IN HONOR OF PHILIP KULINSKI - 1/8/2021

This Memorial Square comes to us from Mrs. Kulinksi of Pennsylvania in memory of her husband, Philip Kulinski, who died of COVID-19. Mrs. Kulinski writes: I read about you in People Magazine. Thank you and God's blessings on you and this project. My husband died on 1/8/21. 

IN MEMORY OF MARTHA LOUISE HEFT 1918 - 2021

IN MEMORY OF MARTHA LOUISE HEFT 1918 - 2021

This Memorial Square comes to us from three daughters - Jean, Mary Ann and Nancy - in Florida in memory of their mother, Martha Louise Heft, who died of COVID-19. Jean writes: This Memorial Square was made in our mother's memory with love by her youngest daughter, Nancy. Mom was amazing and lived to be 102 years and 3 months. In her later years she made over 1100 quilts for under-served babies and children in our community. COVID-19 was a tragic and unfair end to a wonderful life. We will honor and remember Martha on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF RICHARD L. FEIGEN

IN MEMORY OF RICHARD L. FEIGEN

This Memorial Square comes to us from Brenda in California in honor of her brother, Richard L. Feigen, who died of COVID-19. Brenda writes: My brother, Richard Feigen, died of COVID-19 on January 29, 2021. He was 90 years old. His obituary appeared in the New York Times and Art News and among other publications. He was a passionate New York art dealer and collector. From ARTNews: Richard L. Feigen was an eclectic and influential art dealer whose galleries spanned Chicago, New York, London and Los Angeles - with clients all over the world. Feigen gave Francis Bacon his first solo show in the United States. He also put on exhibitions of work by Jean Dubuffet, Max Beckmann, Bridget Riley and Allen Jones. His greatest impact was as an Old Masters dealer where he often described himself as a "collector in dealer's clothes." "He really loved art," said Frances Beatty, the former president of Richard L. Feigen & Co. "He loved being a part of important things in the art world, and he had very high standards." Considered a giant in the art world, Richard will be largely remembered for his larger than life personality and for all the lives he touched. We will honor and remember Richard on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF KERRY PAUL HEINTZ

IN MEMORY OF KERRY PAUL HEINTZ

This Memorial Square comes to us from Chris in honor and memory of his brother, Kerry Paul Heintz, who died of COVID-19. Chris writes: Kerry will always be remembered as a loving and compassionate Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother and Friend. Kerry loved people, relationships, the outdoors and his four-legged companions. The “Life and Death Tree” tattoo pictured carried significant and special meaning as it represented the untimely death of his son Brandon and LIFE for his wife Connie and daughter Chalane. Kerry was unexpectedly and expeditiously taken by COVID-19 on January 30, 2021. Thank you Madeleine as your quilt, similar to my brother’s tattoo, reminds us of the individuals lost, a way to honor them and an avenue to begin the healing process. We will honor and remember Kerry on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF ELLA LUHANY - April 25, 1918 - June 24, 2020

IN MEMORY OF ELLA LUHANY - April 25, 1918 - June 24, 2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Joanne in Ohio in memory of her mother, Ella Luhaney, who died of COVID-19 on June 24, 2020. Joanne writes: I lost my Mom to the COVID-19 virus. She was 102 years young! I miss her and our adventures everyday. We will honor and remember Ella on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY

IN MEMORY

This Memorial Square comes to us from Anonymous in California. We received this Memorial Square with no letter inside. We have received anonymous Memorial Squares before and although we do not know the story behind this Memorial Square, we do know there is a story behind every Memorial Square - behind each one is a face, a family and loved ones left behind who have also been deeply affected by COVID-19. We will honor and remember them all on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF ANN C. FORBES - 1945 - 2020

IN MEMORY OF ANN C. FORBES - 1945 - 2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Chris in honor and memory of his brother, Kerry Paul Heintz, who died of COVID-19. Chris writes: Kerry will always be remembered as a loving and compassionate Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother and Friend. Kerry loved people, relationships, the outdoors and his four-legged companions. The “Life and Death Tree” tattoo pictured carried significant and special meaning as it represented the untimely death of his son Brandon and LIFE for his wife Connie and daughter Chalane. Kerry was unexpectedly and expeditiously taken by COVID-19 on January 30, 2021. 
Thank you Madeleine as your quilt, similar to my brother’s tattoo, reminds us of the individuals lost, a way to honor them and an avenue to begin the healing process. With the information and images provided, we will make a Memorial Square for Chris in honor of Kerry. We will remember Kerry on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF SEBASTIAN PINEDA - 1952-2020

IN MEMORY OF SEBASTIAN PINEDA - 1952-2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Debra in Wisconsin in memory of Sebastian Pineda who died of COVID-19. Debra writes: Thank you so much for being so inspiring. The task you have undertook while challenging will and has touched so many hearts. Sebastian Pineda was a family man that believed and lived paying it forward. This would have made him smile. With love and respect. We will honor and remember Sebastian on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF BERTHA MCCULLERS FORD - 3/28/1926 - 4/7/2020

IN MEMORY OF BERTHA MCCULLERS FORD - 3/28/1926 - 4/7/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Margaret in Nevada in honor and memory of her mother, Bertha McCullers Ford, who died of COVID-19. Margaret writes: Bertha McCullers Ford was born 3 - 28 - 1926 and she died 4 - 7 - 2020 of COVID-19. She had a career as a nurse in Detroit. She danced professionally on radio as a child. She liked to sew. She had 3 boys and 1 girl. She was always joyful. She had 6 grandkids. NOTE: Margaret has sent us two pieces of material, the larger blue handkerchief and a smaller piece of red flowered fabric and a printed out pattern of a moon and stars. With these three items, as well as Bertha's story, we will complete a Memorial Square for Margaret. The finished Memorial Square will be posted here. We will honor and remember Bertha on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF JACQUE ROTH

IN MEMORY OF JACQUE ROTH

This Memorial Square comes to us from Susan in California in honor and memory of Jacque Roth who died of COVID-19. Susan writes: Please trim this to size if necessary and add it to one of your panels of the Covid Memorial Quilt. What you are doing is so meaningful in these sad times. We will remember Jacque on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH LaROCCO 1/23/1944 - 5/4/2020

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH LaROCCO 1/23/1944 - 5/4/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Laura in New York in honor and memory of her father, Joseph LaRocco. Laura writes: My father Joseph LaRocco passed away on May 5, 2020 from COVID-19. I miss him tremendously. His favorite thing was the beach. He was not a man of many words. He was loved dearly by his family. We will make a Memorial Square for Laura to honor her father. When it is completed, it will be posted here. We will honor and remember Joseph on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF LARRY ALLEN CARLSON 1947-2020

IN MEMORY OF LARRY ALLEN CARLSON 1947-2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Cameron in Washington in honor and memory of her father, Larry Allen Carlson, who died of COVID-19. Larry's dates of life are 1947 - 2020. We will honor and remember Larry on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF ART G - 2-17-2021

IN MEMORY OF ART G - 2-17-2021

This Memorial Square comes to us from Pam in Colorado in honor and memory of Art G who died of COVID-19. Pam writes: I'd like to tell you a little about the wonderful man in this photo. His name is Art and he was 60 years old and gone way too soon. He was a son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a gentle man who loved God, his family, friends and dogs. He will be deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure knowing him. Thank you for including him in your quilt project. We will honor and remember Art on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF GARY WOODS - 1946 - 2021

IN MEMORY OF GARY WOODS - 1946 - 2021

This Memorial Square comes to us from Tamara in Florida in honor and memory of Gary Woods. Tamara writes: I am enclosing an 8" x 8" panel to memorialize a member of our Model A Car Club in Melbourne, Florida, who passed away from COVID-19 earlier this year, which he contracted while helping out another member of our club. Reading your story in People Magazine was so inspiring and hit home for me while reading about the work you are doing on this quilt and the work your mom did many years ago with the AIDS Memorial Quilt, as 32 years ago I lost two brothers to that horrible disease and I have comfort knowing that other people can see and read about them and so many others on the panels placed on quilts that were made for them and now displayed around the country. Thank you to you and your family for taking on this much needed project, one that will help so many cope with a loss during this terrible pandemic. We will honor and remember Gary on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF DOLORES "LOLO" DOMINGUEZ

IN MEMORY OF DOLORES

This Memorial Square comes to us from Vivian in California in honor and memory of Dolores Dominguez who died of COVID-19. Vivian writes: My entire family and I are very appreciative to your hard work putting the Covid Memorial Quilt together. I would like to tell you a bit about our loved one. Her name is Dolores Dominguez but we all lovingly referred to her as Lolo. She was a sweet and gentle person. She truly loved her family and was always willing to help family members and in fact she lived her life doing that, taking care of them. She had such a kind voice and a really childlike laugh. It was always a joy to hear her laugh because it would just make us happy. You could forget any troubles when you would hear her because her happiness was contagious. She was not a very talkative person but she always asked us about other family members and how they were doing and to extend a loving Hello to them. She just truly had a gentle nature. I don't even believe she had ever raised her voice to anyone or if she did, it was very seldom. She was also courteous to strangers and often extended any help needed to them as well. She just did not have a mean bone in her body and that's what made her so special to us. We are devastated by this loss. She is missed so much and her absence is so overwhelming for us. Over the years, we have lost other family members to other health issues but this loss is very bitter because she had been healthy and had been cared for by family members who lived with her. They had taken such precautions to protect her but the virus somehow got to her. Our family will not be the same without her. When my sister-in-law Grace had heard on the news about you putting together this quilt, she contacted me right away and said that she really wanted to honor our Lolo by submitting her photo to the Covid Memorial Quilt. She said that she felt so helpless, like so many of us have, in regards as to how this horrible pandemic has torn apart families but that in some way, we could honor her life.  We will honor and remember Lolo on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF PATRICK J. FREIBERG - 08/05/32 - 11/05/20

IN MEMORY OF PATRICK J. FREIBERG - 08/05/32 - 11/05/20

This Memorial Square comes to us from Jan in Pennsylvania in honor and memory of her father, Patrick J. Freiberg, who died of COVID-19. Jan writes: My dad Patrick J. Freiberg was the most amazing, loving, kind, generous, gentle soul. His heart was so big and so full. He loved God, he loved his faith, he loved the Catholic Church, he loved going to mass, saying his rosary and saying his prayers. He lived his Catholic Faith to the fullest. Dad was the gentlest gentleman. He had a gentle touch and a gentle voice. He was someone that people wanted to be around because he cared and loved. He was empathetic, he was always there to listen to family or friends and was genuinely interested in whatever was being said. He loved to learn. Even wanting to learn how to text and send emojis and Bitmojis. He was curious and sharp as a tack!! He and my mom of 63 years - she is still living - raised 5 kids. They now have 3 in-laws, 10 grandkids, 4 great grandkids with 2 more on the way. He loved all of his grandkids, great grandkids and all of us kids so very much and my mom so very much. He was my rock, my anchor, my everything. When he died a part of me died with him. My heart aches every day for him. The "fabric" used on this Memorial Square are some of my dad's shirts and ties. I used most of his shirts and ties to make a tie/shirt quilt. I love you Dad and miss you so very much!! We will honor and remember Patrick on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF DEIEDRE LEISURE

IN MEMORY OF DEIEDRE LEISURE

This Memorial Square comes to us from Nancy in South Dakota in honor and memory of Deiedre Leisure who died of COVID-19. Nancy writes: Deiedre Jane Leisure was born in Brookings, South Dakota in 1959, and died in Phoenix, Arizona, in December of 2020 at age 61 due to COVID-19. I was fortunate to have known Deiedre as we attended Brookings schools, kindergarten through high school. A bone disease caused her to stop growing when we were in the middle elementary years. This did not stop her from living life to the fullest - but it did cause her to use a motorized wheelchair in later years. As we reconnected through the magic of Facebook, I was entertained by Deiedre's humorous, often self-deprecating tales of life as a single woman on a fixed income, bound to public transportation, using a wheelchair she named "Champy." These "Wheelchair Moments" she wrote about so lightly, were really eye opening to me. I was in awe of his positive outlook in the face of great hardship and pain. Deiedre was a very talented artist and musician. She enjoyed singing, and playing a hand-bell choir. She loved cats and at the time of her death had two young female kitties, Ellie and Sadie. Both cats were adopted by the same family. Knowing they are together gives me some measure of comfort. Thank you so much for this project of love. I pray that there will soon be an end to this massive, senseless loss of beautiful souls like Deiedre. Though she was tiny, her spirit was mighty.  We will honor and remember Deiedre on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF RAQUEL LUCERO - 08/07/1935 - 08/09/2020

IN MEMORY OF RAQUEL LUCERO - 08/07/1935 - 08/09/2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Raquel G in honor and memory of her grandmother, Raquel Lucero, who died of COVID-19.  Raquel writes: My friend Susan let me know about the amazing work you're doing and that she reached out to you in an effort to include my grandmother as part of the Covid Memorial Quilt. Her name was Raquel Lucero. Her dates of life are August 7, 1935 - August 9, 2020. She was a vivacious woman who loved jewelry (especially rings) and red lipstick. She loved gladiolus flowers, her favorite color was blue (any shade of blue), she loved to travel (especially drives at night) and her favorite game was Loteria (Mexican bingo). These are just a few of the things that my family remembers her by. Thank you again for what you are doing, this means the world to our family and we're so moved to have the opportunity to commemorate her in this way. We will honor and remember Raquel on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

IN MEMORY OF NICHOLAS JAMES ANTHONY - 1942- 2020

IN MEMORY OF NICHOLAS JAMES ANTHONY - 1942- 2020

This Memorial Square comes to us from Margaret in Michigan in honor and memory of her brother, Nicholas James Anthony, who died of COVID-19. Margie writes: My brother Nick was a loving, caring man who would have loved your lovely personality. He was a good man, loved his family, loved to appreciate his wife's skills in quilting, loved his daughters in all their ways, loved his country having served in the U.S. Navy in his youth. He loved sports, working with wood, appreciated the quality in all things, loved his sister (me) and loved my husband, and our children and grand-children. He didn't meet someone new that did not become a good friend, always eager to help anyone in need of a hand. A dear dear man who is and will be missed eternally. It is my honor and thrill to participate in your glorious contribution to humanity and its need for recognition of all things important. And this endeavor, my dear, is indeed important. We will honor and remember Nicholas on the Covid Memorial Quilt. 

"They're not numbers. They're people who died and they deserve to be remembered." -Madeleine Fugate, 13.