Peace Quilt

The Florentine community is also invited to contribute to the creation of the ‘Florence Peace Quilt.’ Quilting, a longstanding tradition that has deep roots in both European and American cultures, as well as other cultures around the world, embodies the harmonious interweaving of disparate and distinct elements – patches, or blocks – into a unified and complex whole – a patchwork.

Individuals and groups are invited to contribute a small square 20 inch x 20 inch piece of fabric that reflects their commitment to peace and tolerance. All of the community’s squares will be stitched together by a group of Florence’s seamstresses to create a patchwork quilt that simultaneously reflects the community’s diversity and its unified commitment to tolerance. The ‘Florence Peace Quilt’ will be unveiled during a public ceremony and will feature in a public exhibition.