ABOUT THE VICTIMS QUILT PROJECT
As quilt artist Julie Brown Neu considered answering the call for quilts to comfort the families of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida in 2016, the thought, "No, you should make quilts for the victims themselves," came to her instead. In that moment, she began the Victims Quilt Project as a way to remember the victims long after the days of thoughts and prayers had passed.
Starting with the shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, Julie made a quilt block with the name of each person who died in a mass shooting in which more than 10 people were massacred at once. To date, she has made 310 blocks in 14 quilts for the shootings in:
Columbine High School, CO
Virginia Tech, VA
Fort Hood, TX
Sandy Hook Elementary, CT
San Bernadino, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Sutherland Springs, TX
Thousand Oaks, CA
This exhibit includes all 14 memorial quilts, plus "Bullet Holes," in which more than 800 holes represent victims of mass shooting events large and small from 1990 to 2018, and "In Our Sights," which includes pages from The New York Times covering the shooting in Las Vegas in 2017.