Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fabric of Peace II The Interfaith Connection Quilt in Media

The Fabric of Peace is an on-going project begun in 2008. Women artists from around the world are creating fabric swatches which are assembled into Peace Quilts that are being displayed in the United States and abroad.

The Fabric of Peace is a positive, ongoing and ever growing creative statement by women, connecting our shared interest in keeping peace in the world.

I had the pleasure of contributing two squares to the Fabric of Peace Quilt II The Interfaith Connection.  It is now completed and open for public viewing at The Reformation Lutheran Church in Media, where it is currently on display on the right, along with it's sister quilt, Fabric of Peace I on the left.

Reformation Lutheran Church is located at 102 Rose Tree Road in Media PA 19063 which is just in from the corner of 252 and Rose Tree Road, across from the park 610-891-0600. Hours are Mon-Thurs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 to noon. 

Please stop by and take a look at both of these impressive quilts. They are spectacular in person, so big and beautiful. An amazing array of creative expression comes together in colorful harmony on both them. A third quilt is starting now. (More info on that at the end of this post.)

There was a grand opening/unveiling and presentation of the Fabric of Peace II The Interfaith Connection on August 28th which included an inspiring slide show about the whole Fabric of Peace Project. Various square makers who were present spoke about the inspiration for their pieces, and afterwards everyone joined in fellowship with a delicious pot luck soup supper. 

Included in Peace II are swatches from the United States, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Jamaica and China.

My two squares represent The Baha'i Faith.
One of them is pictured below, in the middle row in this close up, on the far left.

and the other is in this close up in the middle row below on the far right. A nine pointed star, the symbol of unity is used as the foundation on both squares.

The border of this huge quilt features words of peace along the bottom and top, and the names of the artists along the sides. 

Here we are getting ready for supper. Each table had an Interfaith Golden Rule Coloring Book with assorted colored pencils for the guests to color throughout the evening.

What an honor to be a part of this !

Many thanks to Christel Badey, who organized this project, and Valetta, the director of The Regional Council of Women in the Arts West Chester PA who organized  
 Fabric of Peace I.
Here are Christel and Valdetta arranging swatches for The Fabric of Peace II


Fabric of Peace III, Peace in the Community is being created right now! If you would like to be involved please contact Mary Hutchins at 267-407-6490.

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