The F.L.A.G. quilt started as an idea just days after the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. From the drawing of the design to the final stitch, it took almost a year, with about 50 people working on the quilt. While some writing names on fabric, others were cutting, ironing, and sewing rows of fabric together. This was the first quilt I had ever done, and it would be the biggest. It measures 22 feet by 15 feet. The white stripes are 3x3 squares with the names of those on the planes, the towers, and the Pentagon. The red stripes and the blue border has white stars of the names of the rescue workers, like firefighters, police, and others that rushed in to try and help. The day before the 1 year anniversary of the attacks the quilt was presented to Senator Allen who was accompanied by the family of Charles Burligame, the pilot of the plane that flew into the Pentagon. We were able to show them exactly where his name was on the quilt. Our 9/11 quilt still hangs at the entrance of the Pentagon.