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Historical society to keep quilts honoringmigrants who died crossing into Arizona; Tucson’s Migrant Quilt Project was launched in 2007 to remember dead, spread awareness

Feb 02, 2021 - The Arizona Daily Star
Mergers and Acquisitions


Discarded jeans cut into the shape of footprints. Embroidered blessings on handkerchiefs faded from use and the desert sun. Plastic buttons and metal rivets that punctuate long lists of the dead.

Since 2007, a group of artists has stitched together scraps of abandoned clothes found along Arizona’s migrant trails, creating intricate quilts to remember those who have died on the long journey to a better life.

Now the work of the Migrant Quilt Project will be pr...