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Announcing the Quilts and Health Project

June 3, 2011

Name a disease or illness and you will find at least one quilt related to this disease that has been made in support of personal well-being, health education, patient advocacy, memorialization of victims, and/or fundraising. For some diseases you will find not just one quilt but literally thousands as in the case of the NAMES AIDS Quilt Project. Collectively, the number of quilts made and used by individuals, their caregivers and advocates, and by health professionals around the world is in the tens of thousands. The number of quilts is staggering.

The Michigan State University Museum and the MSU College of Human Medicine have launched a Quilts and Health Project that will be linked to the Quilt Index ( This blog is a first step in building a community of individuals who make, use, and study health-related quilts.

Made by Lynne Swanson and Chris Carmichael, East Lansing, MI, 1995.

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 16, 2011 8:42 pm

    Sounds like a worthy cause!

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