Quilt of Hope wall display

St. Jude Quilt of Hope

"Quilts, like diaries, are an accumulation of bits and pieces of the maker's life, a repository of ideas, hopes and feelings." Roderick Kiracofe, author

When the late entertainer Danny Thomas founded St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 1962, he insisted that no child be refused treatment based on an inability to pay. Since then, more than 20,000 children from across the United States and 70 foreign countries have been treated. It seems fitting that people from across the world are submitting quilt squares and personal dedications to the St. Jude Quilt of Hope.

Each square tells a story. The stories range from expressions of gratitude to expressions of sorrow. As you browse through the panels and each square, you will gather bits and pieces of the "big" story of St. Jude. You will come to know many of the patients, family members, volunteers and hospital staff through the eyes of the quilt's creators.

The wall features four quilt panels with squares made by patients, survivors, staff, volunteers and friends of St. Jude. The St. Jude Quilt of Hope includes more than 50 panels, and all panels will be rotated through the display. Four new panels will appear each month.