Hamilton Health Care System recently received a quilt as part of a Solidarity Blocks Project through Vizient, the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company.
The quilt blocks were made by quilters across the globe, and a quilt guild in Marietta, Ga. assembled 18 quilts. Hamilton was one of the 18 selected by Vizient to receive a quilt.
The project was in response to the pandemic. Representatives from QUILTmania Editions, a company that publishes magazines and books for the quilting industry, promoted the program as a token of thanks for the hard work and dedication of health care providers around the world.
The call went out for 10-inch quilt blocks in a color palette ranging from red to pink; made with any pattern the block-maker chose. Eighty quilt designers created blocks, and more than 1,000 others from around the globe joined in and stitched their own blocks.
“We’re very appreciative of receiving one of the quilts through the Solidarity Blocks Project,” said Judean Guinn, chief nursing officer. “Our associates are dedicated, and they worked many long shifts to take care of patients during the pandemic.”