One World Quilt

The aim of this project was to create awareness of global development issues and the inter-dependence between people on this planet.

What better way of doing that than by emphasising the inter-dependence between all of us here on this island and the strength we have when we come together as one and address our various problems together.

The creation of this peace quilt began in a small way when the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) involved themselves. A further 59 groups became involved and are represented on this Quilt. Each have their own story to tell, their own unique contribution to make to Irish society and to the world community in which they live. The symbolism of a Quilt could not be more appropriate. It shows our inter-dependence as disparate groups in a nation and emphasises our dependence on the rest of the world.

Every panel depicting a different aspect or a different theme of importance to the group who contributed it, is an individual work of art. 

Source: the Irish Countrywomen’s Association

Year: 1993

Courtesy of Helena McNeill

Produced by: Just Forests

Format: rescued wood sample

Year: 1987

Courtesy of Tom Roche