Archive | May, 2013

The Peace Quilt visits CIS for our 50th Anniversary Celebration!

26 May

Princess Benedikte of DenmarkPrincess Benedikte, sister of Denmark’s reigning monarch, Queen Margrethe II.

The Schools’ International Peace Quilt team were delighted to learn that after viewing the SIPQ, which was resident at the school to coincide with the Copenhagen International School’s 50th Anniversary, Princess Benedikte commented that: she felt charmed by it.

Princess Benedike viewing the Quilt

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CIS Page 2Students of the school have created a lovely two page summary of the visit.

 

 

Thanks wholeheartedly to Samantha Fern for coordinating and organizing the quilt’s visit to The Copenhagen International School, Denmark. We were thrilled that the Schools’ International Peace Quilt was able to add to the 50th celebrations. Finding its perch first in the Atrium and then moving onto the 50th Anniversary meal culminated by a viewing of the Princess was special for all concerned.

 

Special congratulations also to the five students Isabella, Haruka, Katja, Lili and Chika who all had their designs tie for first in the art competition to help choose the design to represent Denmark for 2012. What a great idea to incorporate all five in one piece of art work which can be seen here. 

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Danish Flag Meaning:
The white cross on the Danish flag represents Christianity. The cross design of the Danish flag was also adopted by the other Nordic countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

Danish Flag History:
The Danish flag was adopted in 1625 and is generally considered the oldest continuously used national flag in the world.

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CONNECTICUT,The Noah Webster Micro Society Magnet School and the Fred D. Wish School

3 May

Well done to everyone involved from The Noah Webster Micro Society Magnet School and the Fred D. Wish School in Hartford Connecticut for their participation in The Schools International Peace Quilt project.

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The Noah Webster Micro Society Magnet School Quilt above, with Ed Johnetta Miller, the schools Principal, textile students (Grades 2 to 6), a mom who comes and volunteers sitting on the floor.

Panels of  The Noah Webster Quilt below

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Fred D. Wish School Quilt above and students from the Sankofa After School Program. All students have done the quilting under the supervision of Ed Johnetta Miller.

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Their participation is all the more meaningful as Ed Johnetta  Miller contacted us in early November 2012 wishing to be a part of this message. Shortly after in early December a Connecticut Elementary school lived through unexplainable events where precious lives were lost.

After these events, these particular schools lived through difficult times , before  the children began work in the early part of the year on two peace quilts, one to represent each school.Great work by everyone involved.

American Flag Meaning:
The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies of the US: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. The 50 stars represent the individual states that make up the nation. Popular history states the red of the flag represents valor, white stands for liberty or purity and blue represents justice, loyalty and perseverance. These meanings are unofficial though.