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Stroke Awareness
Awareness Quilts
AHA Quilt
NSA Quilt
Philips Quilt
Touring Quilt
Harford County Quilt
Stroke Education

The Stroke Network
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In 1999, over 125 members of The Stroke Network, decided that they wanted to do something to raise stroke awareness.  They decided they could make a strong statement by making quilts.

What made these quilts special was that each member created a 12" x 12" quilt square.  The square's designs were made to represent what their quilt square represents to them.  The squares were designed and actually made by the stroke survivor or their stroke caregiver.  In addition to designing and creating individual quilt squares, each project member submitted their explanation of what their square represents to them, along with other pertinent information. 

The quilt squares were all gathered and sent to a Quilt Maker, who fabricated five 5' x 7' quilts.  After the quilts were fabricated, each quilt was taken on a different path to help raise stroke awareness. The details of those paths are shown in the table below and on the following pages. 

Click on a quilt for its details. 

Philips Quilt

AHA Quilt

NSA Quilt

Harford Quilt

Touring Quilt


Quilt Made For

Display Type


Philips Medical Systems 



ASA Headquarters



NSA Headquarters



Harford County Admin Building

Touring & Permanent

See Below

Not Applicable


See Below


bullet Harford County Quilt
bullet 2000
bullet National Aphasia Association Conference, (Mississippi)
bullet Upper Chesapeake Hospital, (Maryland)
bullet 2001
bullet WJZ-TV, (Maryland)
bullet 2002
bullet Disabled People Awards Ceremony, (Maryland)
bullet Golf Tournament Fundraiser, (Maryland)
bullet Disability Expo, (Maryland)
bullet Touring Quilt
bullet 2000
bullet Doctors Hospital, (Oklahoma)
bullet 2001
bullet Press Conference, (California)
bullet 2002
bullet Stroke Awareness Conference (Arizona)
bullet 2004 (Ohio)
bullet April 28 - Columbus Stroke Support Group
bullet May 1 - Short North Gallery Hop
bullet May 4 - Young Adult Stroke Survivors Group. Viewed at group's meeting, which was also filmed by Channel 6 (ABC/Fox).
bullet May 12 - DFAS
bullet May 15-16 - Delaware Arts Festival
bullet May 17 - Wexner Center


Stroke Warning Signs

bullet Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body   
bullet Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding   
bullet Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes   
bullet Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination   
bullet Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

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Original date 3/1/96 Revised 9/24/14