71 x 60
As a fiber artist I have long been familiar with a famous quilt owned by the Kentucky Historical Society called the “Kentucky Graveyard Quilt.” Made in the 1840s, it showed a graveyard full of coffins, each inscribed with the name of a family member who had died. Other coffins waited outside the graveyard for future bereavements. See photo below.
I updated the quilt to memorialize those of our Kentucky family who died in Iraq. This quilt was completed and dated 9/11/06, a fitting time to pause and think of the brave men and women who have been sacrificed. As of that date, 43 troops from Kentucky had died in Iraq.
Original Kentucky Graveyard Quilt: