Carla Palermo is stood with the chosen design she created to represent Argentinians in the Schools’ International Peace Quilt for 2012.
Thank you so much to Mónica Suarez and Paula Burd for going to great lengths to have the quilt displayed in Comercial Nº 11 “Dr. José Peralta” School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a long story but one which thankfully has a happy ending.
“I wanted to send a big big thank you because we are very very happy with the exhibition of the quilt. More than that! Many students and professors are very touched by the vision of this peace of art. Our school is a public middle school. It has 700 students more or less that come from different parts of the city and the suburbs. Many of them come from poor neighbourhoods with violence problems. You can imagine the important thing that the quilt is for them. They can’t believe that the design of our school is in the quilt and represents Argentina! Another important thing I wanted to tell you is that Carla when she saw the quilt she couldn’t believe her eyes. She didn’t say nothing but she smiled and gave me a big hug.
It was a very very beautiful experience to the school despite the difficulties. It’s a way to inspire students and teachers to see that among others we can do wonderful things! Everybody was very touched by the art of the children and they were surprised by the beauty of the quilt.
The quilt is golden like peace………..”
Some quotes which two students from the school have wrote.
“We want peace because it gathers all together beyond origin or colour”
“We want peace because it is the way to achieve a balance in our society.”
A huge thank you to everyone in this school, the Principal Mónica Suarez , Paula, all the staff, parents and students. It is so heart warming for the Schools’ International Peace Quilt team to hear Paula’s words and to see the impact of the childrens’ art work from half way around the world. We have been moved and encouraged to see the difference the project can make to the hearts of all.