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Welcome to the Healing Quilts in Medicine Website. We are dedicated to projects that bring beauty and education through art quilts into hospitals. This is the vision of Judy House who died of breast cancer in July 2005.
Here are Judy's inspiring words:
In 2005, before Judy died, she organized a group of 37 art quilters to make art quilts based on the plants and animals used in chemotherapies. These quilts now hang in the oncology areas of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. You can view images of these quilts by going to the Walter Reed Quilt Gallery.
Since the Walter Reed project, a group of quilters from the Washington D.C. metro area have continued Judy's legacy and are involved in several healing quilt projects. We call ourselves Fiber Artists @ Loose Ends. We have been working with the Gifts of Art at the University of Michigan and the Society for the Arts in Healthcare to bring healing quilts to new venues. Our latest projects include cancer quilts for Auburn University and the National Institutes of Health.