Far too often, our victims are forgotten and the focus is placed on the perpetrator. Our victims are more than statistics. They are wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, children, brothers, sisters, friends, co-workers, and neighbors whose lives we will forever cherish.
Berks County Commissioners Meeting
The Remembrance Quilt has been displayed September 25th, During A National Day of Remembrance Events to be held at The Mineral Spring Park S. 19th Street (Behind East Ends Athletic Assn.) Reading, PA
You are invited to create a memory in honor of a homicide victim. The memory is one piece of fabric, measuring 11 inches by 11 inches. The center 10 inch by 10 inch, will contain the memory section. The remaining half inch on all four sides will be used to attach the memory to the face of our quilt. The memory does not need backing, nor does it need to be hemmed. It will then be hand quilted into our Remembrance Quilt.
The Hand-Made Remembrance Quilt, tenderly crafted by family and friends, whose lives have been forever changed; Stands as a living testimony of a Survivors ongoing Courage, Strength and the Inspiration of each precious life ~ taken due to a criminal act.
A growing remembrance...
The quilt as it was displayed during Remembrance Day 2010
Remembrance Quilt displayed during the Temple Halloween Parade
No one should ever forget...
Remembrance Quilt as displayed on Remembrance Day 2012
Our first quilt is finished, we are now starting on our second quilt.
If you would like to honor a homicide victim with a memory square for the Remembrance quilt and can not make one - we will create one for you. For a donation to Years of Tears, we will paint on fabric with stencils the name of the victim - date of birth and death. For more information, please write Brenda or Cindy Brenda@yearsoftears.org or Cindy@yearsoftears.org
Would you like to help? We are looking for volunteers to help us create 'memory squares' for homicide victims who may not have family. We would greatly appreciate your help! Please write Brenda@yearsoftears.org or Cindy@yearsoftears.org Thank you!
Special Thanks to Sandy for offering to make a memories for The French Creek State Park Girls 1969 - Thank You!
Two Girls, Both found in French Creek State Park, Lean more here..
Special Thanks to Anne for creating memories for the quilt. Four unidentified murder victims found in Berks County, PA
Someone is looking for them... Learn more here.
Remembrance of Dominic Martorana
Remembrance of Shawnee Koch
Remembrance of Gary Miller
A memory of Josephine Guiles for the quilt.
A memory of Vernon Boswell for the quilt.
A memory of Elsie Stiely for the quilt.
A memory of Frank Ferrante Jr for the quilt
A memory of Masako Kille for the Remembrance Quilt.
A memory of James Owens for the Remembrance Quilt
A memory of Nelly Martinez for the quilt.
A memory of Fonzie Colbert for the Remembrance quilt.
A memory of Brian Frymoyer for the Remembrance quilt.
A memory of Jason Stief for the Remembrance quilt.
A memory of Toffer Schildt for the Remembrance quilt.
Very special thanks to Sandy,
for creating beautifulRemembrances for Shawnand Kathleen
A memory of Kathleen Raifsnider
A memory of Shawn Matousek
Memories for the Remembrance Quilt will be accepted throughout the year... The quilt will travel with us, to all community events. If you have any questions or concerns, please write Brenda@yearsoftears.org or Cindy@yearsoftears.org
"What the heart has once known, it shall never forget"