About the project
We are a group of cross-stitchers and quilters across the country (and beyond). The goal of this project is to honor the legacy of Black individuals for whom racism and hate have led to their deaths. Many hearts and hands (close to 100 people) worked to stitch individual portraits of those that have died. We want to honor that each individual lost represents tremendous grief and pain to those that loved them and to the entire community. We lovingly stitched the portraits together into two quilted art pieces that will travel and be displayed throughout the country. In doing so, we hope to bring additional critical awareness to the collective loss and the horrific magnitude of Black persons being targeted by racism and bigotry in this country.