LETTERS OF HOPE ON THE ROAD
OCTOBER 23-25, 2020 Washington, DC
HOPE FOR AMERICA HONOR WEEKEND
OCTOBER 23 Washington, DC
The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton Addresses the COVID19 U.S. Honor Quilt Audience at the Lincoln Memorial
Join us for the HOPE for America: Honor Weekend as we pay tribute to our frontline workers and honor those who have been affected by COVID-19.
FRIDAY 10/23/20- Day of Honor
We invite you to join us starting at 10:30am at the Lincoln Memorial to visit our 8-foot letters of HOPE decorated with hundreds of panels from around the world. Take a moment to participate in our movement by designing your own addition to our COVID-19 U.S. Honor Quilt. All supplies provided; no artistic skills needed.
On the inaugural night of our event we will hold our HOPE for America: Sunset Honor Tribute beginning at 6pm featuring live musical performances, Actor Lamont Easter as our emcee, words from our founder Diane Canney and other special appearances. Our display will include 220 candles representing the 220,000 lives taken by COVID-19.
At 6:00pm, join our nationwide moment of gratitude as we thank our frontline workers and send hope to those affected by the pandemic.
Our emcee, Lamont Easter
Lamont is a television, film and commercial actor who has had recurring appearances on shows such as Netflix's House of Cards, Showtimes's Homeland, HBO's VEEP, CBS's Madam Secretary, and in various national commercials and print campaigns. Lamont is also featured in many corporate video productions and has had leading and supporting roles in several independent films and web series. Lamont is also a dedicated humanitarian and philanthropist advocating for equality for all and promoting public awareness for those afflicted with Childhood Cancer, Autism, sexual trafficking among many other issues of social conscience.
OCTOBER 24, 2020 Washington, DC
HOPE FOR AMERICA HONOR WEEKEND CONTINUES
Jefferson Memorial 1:00-7:00pm
SATURDAY 10/24/20- Day of Tribute
For the second day of our event visit us starting at 1pm at the Jefferson Memorial to view the stunning quilt-covered HOPE Letters, take photos and craft your own addition to our COVID-19 U.S. Honor Quilt.
From 6:00-7:00pm, we will be hosting a second evening vigil and sunset tribute.
OCTOBER 25, 2020 Washington, DC
HOPE FOR AMERICA HONOR WEEKEND CONCLUDES
Lincoln Memorial 1:00-7:00pm
SUNDAY 10/25/20- Day of Prayer
We invite you to join us for the final day of our HOPE for America: Honor Weekend back at the Lincoln Memorial. Take a moment to make a panel and share this spiritual day of remembrance to honor those who have suffered from COVID-19. This will be a day of tribute and prayer for healing, unity, remembrance, and hope.
We will end our weekend of honor and tribute as the sun sets at 6:30pm.
The panels for the quilt are currently displayed on our HOPE letters that will be displayed at the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial this weekend.
This event will carefully follow the CDC requirements and guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Sip and Sketch
The COVID-19 US Honor Quilt Project, a grassroots community art project, is launching in response to national sentiments of grief and uncertainty. To enable people across America to express gratitude for medical professionals and frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and to honor those who have suffered or died, we're encouraging people around the country to design 10" x 10" squares.
We provide the materials, stencils, tracing materials. No artistic skills are required. A glass of wine is $7.00 for those over 21 to savor with their creative spirits. Small donations are accepted but not required for materials.
Walk 4 Mountains MASKerade - OCTOBER 17, 2020 Lovettsville, VA
Walk 4 Mountains 2020 MASKerade for Breast Cancer in Lovettsville, VA
Saturday, October 17th 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Free to Join!
Founder, Diane Canney, will be on hand to help people in creating a fabric "Thank You" squares for front line workers and to honor those who have been impacted by COVID-19. Supplies will be provided so that you and the whole family may fashion their own unique contribution to the COVID19 U.S. Honor Quilt Project.
We are providing "pink" fabric 10.5 inch squares and permanent fabric pens and puff paints to let you express gratitude to medical workers. These squares will be display on our HOPE letters that are 8 feet tall and six feet wide with other art from people of all ages from school children to senior citizens. The pink panels are to emphasize the additional challenges the virus presents to those with medical conditions and vulnerable populations dealing with breast cancer.
Sunset Hills Harvest Festival - OCTOBER 18, 2020 Purcellville, VA
Harvest Festival Sunset Hills Vineyard in Purcellville, VA
Sunday, October 18th 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Free to Join!
Come join founder, Diane Canney, in creating a fabric "Thank You" square for front line workers and to honor those who have been impacted by COVID-19. Supplies will be provided so that you and the whole family may fashion their own unique contribution to the COVID19 U.S. Honor Quilt Project.
OCTOBER 10, 2020 Washington, DC
The HOPE letters are headed to the National Mall this week. Join Diane Canney, and her team, at the Smithsonian Metro entrance adjacent to the Smithsonian Castle and Carousel from 9:30am-4:00pm. Take a selfie with the letters of HOPE. Supplies will be available for you to create a quilt square onsite.
Our team will be there to let you know how you can get involved in our cause... to bring healing to a wounded nation and to honor & memorialize those on the front lines of our Coronavirus crisis.
OCTOBER 10-DECEMBER 26, 2020 Alexandria, VA
Our letters of HOPE will be on display at Alexandria's Art on the Avenue starting on Saturday, October 10, on Mount Vernon Avenue, in front of the Del Ray Artisans Gallery! They will be on view until December 26.
Art on the Avenue, now in its 25th year, annually attracts more than 75,000 attendees.
Virginia Living readers named Art on the Avenue the top art event in the Northern Virginia region in 2020.
While this year due to COVID-19 the festival has gone virtual it will be ongoing throughout the holidays.
The gallery has both on site and virtual activities planned in conjunction with Art on the Avenue.
OCTOBER 4, 2020 Washington, DC
Our HOPE letters will be featured in Washington, DC at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue. Our founder, Diane Canney will be there providing information on how to make your own quilt square for the COVID19 U.S. Honor Quilt Project.
We will also have people there letting you know how you can get involved in our endeavor... to bring healing to a wounded nation and to honor & memorialize those on the front lines of our Coronavirus crisis.