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fabric of peace quilt

The Fabric of Peace is an on-going project begun in 2008. Women artists from around the world are creating fabric swatches which will be assembled to create a quilt. The quilt will be displayed in the United States and abroad.The Fabric of Peace is a positive statement by women, connecting our shared interest in keeping peace in the world.

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Artists at Temenos Retreat in West Chester, PA beginning to assemble the quilt.

gina's quilt unknown
(contact us if you know this artist)
closeup of the quilt

Volunteer artists and quilters from all around the Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, help piece together the Fabric of Peace.

Contact valetta.rcwa@comcast.net

for information about the project and

prospectus for artists.

closeup of the quilt
eye on the prize
Eye on The Prize

Artists use strong women images in their fabric swatch designs. 




Embroidered swatch, Eyes on Peace

carla lombardi
Watercolor swatch from Australia
gina and georgia
Basting down fabric swatches
barbara kinde]
Applique swatch


"Whenever you participate in a group project, you realize that as part of a larger community, you can accomplish much more than you can


Mary Zadronzny USA

RCWA Fabric Swatch
rcwa angel

  "Let the Fabric of Peace blanket the world."

Lesley Haas  USA

  "Art makes our dreams visible...The RCWA quilt will be a tangible expression of what a wonderful, beautiful world it could be......"  Sandra Benhaim USA
valetta on the table

                Peace Quilt in Progress


 "La pace e 'il sogno di tutti i popoli, ma e 'un sogno che soltanto qualche volta si puo' realizzare."        ("Peace is the dream of the people, but only sometimes possible to achieve.")    Igina Biriaco Italy

Members of Petticoat Painters, Sarasota Florida,  create fabric swatches.

petticoat Formed in 1953, Petticoat Painters is the oldest continuously exhibiting women arts group in the United States.
cross "Peace is what all religions teach. Let us practice what they preach." lama
quilt progress Progress: Stamping and Basting at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE
albright college

Reading Eagle: Bill Uhrich  - The Rev. Paul E. Clark, Albright College Chaplain, and Nancy Sarangoulis, preparator and collections manager for Albright's Freedman Art Gallery, with the "Fabric of Peace" quilt which was the centerpiece of an ecumenical service for the International Day of Peace September 21, 2011.


The Merner-Pfeiffer-Klein Memorial Chapel on the Albright campus.

Artists at the Presbyterian Church Dedication Ceremony in Wilmington, Delaware, November 29, 2011

artists with peace quilt church church

A special ceremony at the church was led by Pastor Anne Ledbetter.  A supper, artists' talk, Fabric of Peace video presentation by Arden Media, and a Prayer Circle completed the ceremony.

NEW OPPORTUNITY The Reformation Lutheran Church in Media, PA is displaying the Fabric of Peace quilt, March through May, 2012
The Fabric of Peace II, The Interfaith Connection begins NOW    When completed the new quilt will be displayed first at local churches, synagogues and mosques and then at sites around the United States and abroad.  For information about this project and to learn how to participate, contact Christel Badey at hydroslim@verizon.net 


Left   Christel Badey, who is organizing this project, and Valetta, the director of RCWA, begin arranging swatches for The Fabric of Peace II, the Interfaith Connection, at The Reformation Lutheran Church in Media, PA.  Included are swatches from all over the United States and from Turkey, Italy, Germany, Jamaica, and China.


Right   Group of artists and guests at the Peace Ceremony at the Reformation Lutheran Church.   Mary Hutchins, front and center, will lead The Fabric of Peace III - Peace in the Community in Philadelphia.

Quilts displayed at Luther College in Iowa in connection with their Gender Studies program 

Fall 2016









< Senator Andy Dinnamin, Valetta, and State Representative, Carolyn Comitta at the Rotunda, Harrisburg State Capitol building.


      Christel Badey tells the history of the Peace Quilts  



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