9/11 Memory Quilt makes Stop in Utah

9/11 Memory Quilt makes Stop in Utah


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Sam Penrod reporting A traveling memorial honoring those killed on September 11th, is in Utah for the first time tonight. It is part of a Southern Utah community's celebration.

It's a giant quilt, which honors each victim of the 9-11 attacks.

Different fabrics, colors, stitches and themes.

But together, these hand made quilt squares represent the individual personalities and memories of those killed on September 11th.

Corey Gammel, Project Founder: "WHEN YOU GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THIS QUILT IN PERSON, YOU CAN SEE FACES AND NAMES AND STORIES ABOUT EACH OF THESE PEOPLE."

The 15- thousand square foot quilt, created by three thousand volunteers across the world, is divided into 140 sections, made up of 34- hundred quilt squares, each of them is unique.

Carol Allison Quilt Volunteer: "I KNOW THAT EACH AND EVERYONE PUT THEIR HEART AND ALL THEIR LOVE INTO THIS PROJECT AND TO SEE OTHER PEOPLE BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IS HEARTWARMING"

The 9-11 Victim's memorial quilt is on display to coincide with an annual quilt festival in Panguitch.

Sam Penrod, "THE QUILT WALK FESTIVAL IS A CELEBRATION OF PANGUITCH HISTORY, HOW EARLY SETTLERS HERE SURVIVED THEIR FIRST WINTER."

As a group of men went across the mountain for food, they became stranded in deep snow.

Discouraged, they laid out a quilt and said a prayer.

Elaine Baldwin, Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival: "THEY FOUND THAT TO BE THE ANSWER TO THEIR PRAYER, THEY DIDN'T SINK INTO THE SNOW, AND SO LAID A QUILT DOWN AND WALKED ON THAT, AND THEN LAID ANOTHER DOWN AND WALKED ON THAT."

The men later returned with food and saved the town.

140 years later this festival inspired by those heroes is now honoring others.

The goal of the 9-11 quilt---to Honor the victims and comfort the world.

Now those who see it, walk by in reverence, these stitches a powerful display of lives lost that day.

The "United in Memory Quilt" project has applied to be included in the permanent memorial at ground zero.

The quilt will be on display in Panguitch through Saturday. weblinks www.unitedinmemory.net www.panguitch.org

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