Guidelines for Peace Quilt

Pictured above is the first Schools’ International Peace Quilt ever created and includes art designs from 203 Countries of the World as a celebration of London 2012.

Following on from the 2012 International Quilt, schools and countries also took part in the ‘Schools’ International Peace Quilt’ for  RIO 2016 increasing awareness of the Olympic Truce. The very first national quilt ‘Peace Patch UK’ was led by the Sharnbrook Upper School, UK. Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in this vast global project to date.

If you would also like to form your own National Quilt, please follow guidelines below.

Special Instructions:

  • TTo involve children between the ages of 5-15 without distinction of race creed colour religion or political views.
  • We would like children to draw their expression of peace in colour on an A4 (8.3″ x 11.7″) size piece of paper. The children may be as creative as they wish.
  • Include as part of the drawing the completed sentence, “We all wish for Peace because…”
  • To incorporate your country’s flag on the drawing,as well as the name of your school or school logo.
  • Any medium maybe used for the drawing/s
  • For each school to hold a competition or art exhibition (optional) to choose the best drawing/s, to be scanned by computer and sent to 
  • The orientation is Landscape or Portrait
  • A clear border of 1 cm or a quarter of an inch should be left around your drawing to help with the quilting process.
  • The designs maybe submitted preferably in jpeg format though pdf is acceptable too.
  • We would also like students to answer the following questions when submitting your designs where time permits.
  • 1. What was in your mind when you were creating your drawing? 
  • 2. Why do you think peace is important ?
  • It is the discretion of the organisers on the suitability of drawings.
  • Certificates awarded to all schools who participate.


Et en français

Internationale Quilt Paix Ecoles

Instructions spéciales pour la courtepointe internationale:

• Pour associer les enfants âgés de 5-15, sans distinction de race, de croyance, de couleur, de religion ou opinions politiques.

• Nous aimerions enfants de dessiner leur expression de la paix en couleur sur un A4(8.3 “x 11,7”) morceau de papier de la taille. Les enfants peuvent être aussi créatifs qu’ils le souhaitent.

• Inclure, et complète dans le dessin la phrase, “Nous souhaitons tous pour la paix parce que …”

• Pour incorporer le drapeau de votre pays sur le dessin, ainsi que le nom de votre école ou votre logo de l’école.

• Tout support peut être utilisé pour le dessin/s

• L’orientation peut être paysage ou portrait pour le Quilt international.

• Une frontière claire d’environ 0,5 cm ou un huitième de pouce doit être laissée autour de votre dessin pour aider avec le processus de la courtepointe.

• Les dessins doivent être soumis par balayage, de préférence en format jpeg et envoyés en pièce jointe à

• Il est la discrétion des organisateurs sur la pertinence des dessins.

Further information:

From the National viewpoint we invite countries where resources allow to involve students in the creation and coordination of their very own National Quilt or variation of such project. If schools thought it was appropriate, this project could fulfil the ideals of a CAS project for students. For example the Sharnbrook Upper School in the UK has led a UK schools logo project called Peace Patch UK. We welcome all schools to become involved and help create awareness of the Olympic Truce and the ever increasing need for World Peace.

We look forward to your participation in whatever form you choose.

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19 thoughts on “Guidelines for Peace Quilt

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  1. Hi Trish
    – I will get things moving for the Fiji Islands perhaps this year we can have a competition with all schools involved and select one to send onto you. Good job on all of this – a real legacy to you. Are you in contact with Anna Font? Elizabeth

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      That’s great to hear, we look forward to having young people from Fiji included.
      No I haven’t heard from Anna for awhile.

      Thanks again for all you do,

  2. Saint George School in Santo Domingo, RD will be holding its competition in order to select a drawing for submission.

  3. Hi Trish
    Turkmenistan checking in! Ashgabat International School will participate. It’s a coordinated effort by our art and classroom teachers. We are also passing along your website to others in the region. Best of luck. ENjoy!

  4. Hi Trish,Thank you for inviting our school Friends Boys school in Palestine to participate in this project.I think that it is a great opportunity for all of us to put our efforts to create a better and more peaceful world.

    1. Thank you Galina so much for taking part. We also believe that by working together, Peace is possible. The more people who believe in this the more likely it is to happen. We can all live together as brothers and sisters.

  5. Здравствуйте, я бы хотела принять участие в вашей выставке.

    1. Привет Это здорово. Вы студент?
      Можете ли вы перевести требования к рисунку на этой странице на русский язык.
      Мы хотели бы обратить Ваше выражение мира на формат А4 лист бумаги. Закончить предложение : Мы все хотим мира , потому что …. Добавить в флаг своей страны .
      Имеет ли это смысл ?
      С нетерпением ждем от вас.

    1. Great news, and really looking forward to your designs. We are also working on a North Korean representation and welcome other Countries to participate too… closing date is now December 31st 2015.

    1. Hello Clemence, I was wondering if your students had the time to work on their designs? We are still accepting submissions if they wish to join In the 2016 quilt. Just let me know, Trish

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