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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. In 2012, we brought our organization under the umbrella of Sacred Threads, a 501(c)3 non-profit. This allows us to better our mission for providing artwork for hospitals.
We are pleased to announce the sale of our book of the 21 quilts traveled with the International Quilt Festival and is installed at the INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital. All proceeds will help fund the costs of the permanent installation at the cancer center. To learn more about this project, go to our gallery page. The book is $9.99 (plus $2.95 S&H).
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, the National Institutes of Health and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.