In honor of Women History Month, The Old North Church has extended its Piece-ful Voices exhibit through April 30, from 9 AM to 6 PM daily.
The exhibit celebrates quilting as an expression of community.
Quilts featured were made in honor of post-9/11 fallen soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the same manner of the US Sanitary Commission quilts created by Northern women during the American Civil War.
The active quilting as a community for the purpose of public memorial lifts this beyond the domestic.
The artistry, the manual labor, the laughter, the heartache, the true humanness of each scrap of fabric makes these quilts so compelling.
The exhibit is free with admission. (Old North Church admission is always free for North End residents.)