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Peace Story Quilt Takes Center Stage at 9/11 Tribute

 

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened its September 11 commemorative programs with the "9/11 Peace Story Quilt," designed by children's book author and illustrator Faith Ringgold, recipient of a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration.

 

Comprised of three 72" x 50" panels, each with 12 squares, the quilts were constructed in collaboration with New York City students between the ages of eight and nineteen for the fifth anniversary of September 11, and was inspired by the book What Will YOU DO For Peace? Impact of 9/11 on New York City Youth (InterRelations Collaborative, 2004), a collection of student reactions to the tragic events of 9/11... read on

 

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Comment by Patricia on September 11, 2011 at 10:32am
Beautiful ......

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