St. Augustinus College, The Netherlands “Displays the Quilt”

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Thanks so much to Chantal and everyone in the St. Augustinus School, The Netherlands for the opportunity to display the Schools International Peace Quilt. We are delighted that the visit was able to coincide with the peace writing project which Chantal organised of which we will hear more about later.

Here we have a photo of Laura Oest who completed The Netherlands design to represent young people of  her country on the quilt in time for the 2012 Games. Below that again is Laura`s design.

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The Nederlands Peace%20Quilt[1]

We wish for peace because war separates people and peace unites them by Laura Oest.

GUATEMALA, Colegio Valle Verde

This is the chosen drawing to represent young people from Colegio Valle Verde and Guatemala on the International Peace Quilt. Thank you so much to everyone involved for really taking the project on. This school held a competition and choose this from many creative designs.

We all wish for Peace because it will unite us. 

” Without Claudia Abalde,our Art Department coordinator who organized Art teachers and students, this project would not have been possible. We are all very happy with the results! I thank God for this opportunity to work with you and for this inspiring project.”  Many Blessings  Paola De la Rosa.

Thank you all for this amazing  work.

 We all wish for Peace because we all need freedom.

We shouldn’t let our differences divide us ……we should use them to unite us !




We all wish for Peace because its meaning is the key for life.

We all wish for peace because we are the World

We all wish for peace because we will all be united and will work together with love and no discrimination

Guatemalan Flag Meaning:

In the Guatemalan flag’s coat of arms, the crossed rifles indicate Guatemala’s willingness to defend itself by war if need be; while the olive branches symbolize the preferred peace. The sky blue stripes represent the fact that Guatemala is located between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the white stripe stands for the purity of the country’s values and peace.

CANADA, Rock Carrier Elementary School

We welcome the drawings from the grade 2/3 children French immersion class in The Rock Carrier School in Kanata Ontario. Well done to them for playing their part in this project for young people of Canada.  Thank you to Mme Jessica Greenland their teacher for coordinating the project for this Country.

Special thanks also to my friend Vincent Gaw for helping us with a contact for Canada through Winston and  his family there.

Some more of the childrens drawings

IRAQ, Qashla School

Thank you to Noor from Qashla School in Iraq for this drawing.

” We all wish for Peace because Peace is no war . “

This drawing has been done by Mariam , thank you.

“We all wish for Peace because of the happy life which comes after…….” 

Thank you very much to Dhoha for this drawing for Iraq.

” We all wish for Peace because Peace is no discrimination. ” 

One of these drawings will be chosen to represent young people from Iraq in the International Peace Quilt Project. Special thanks also to Benoite and Team from Insan Iraqi Society for their help in coordinating this project for the Iraqi young people. Your help is very much appreciated.


MOLDOVA, Lucian Blaga Lyceum

Welcome Moldova to the International Peace Quilt Project. Thank you to Cornitel Felicita Form VI – a, for this drawing to represent young people of Lucian Blaga Lyceum and Moldova. Great to have you involved.

” We all wish for Peace because we are Family.”

Thank you also to Olesea Bolocan from the Promo- Lex Association which is a Non-Governmental Organisation focused on promoting democratic values and on implementing internationally recognised  standards in the Republic of Moldova.

Special thanks also to the very wise  Mr. Ion Iovcev, Director of this school for accepting our invitation to participate in the International Peace Quilt Project.

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Moldavian Flag Meaning:
The Moldavian flag was based on the Romanian national flag and represents Moldova’s shared heritage with Romania. The coat of arms consists of the eagle of Walachia holding an Orthodox Christian cross in its beak and an olive branch in one talon, with the scepter of Michael the Brave of Walachia in the other. Walachia is a historic region of Eastern Europe.

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, St. Anthony’s Secondary School

Thank you to the young people from St. Anthony`s Secondary School in Antigua & Barbuda for this  design chosen to represent them on The International Peace Quilt and to Principal Joann Boulos-Callias for the schools participation.

” Peace to us transcends nationalities,race,creeds,and religions and encompasses living in  a harmonious World without hostility.”

” It is a collage of symbols relating to the Antigua as well as to highlight SASS. The meaning of peace came from the fact that regardless of the differences in culture among our students and staff, there can still be peace.”

H. Nathan     art teacher

One of the schools mottos………

From a Dream , to a Vision, to Reality….Anything is possible when you put your mind to it !

I think this is in reference to the amazing story of how this school came about        Very Inspiring to say the least.

MICRONESIA, Xavier High School

We welcome the drawing which will represent young people from Micronesia on the International Peace Quilt.

” We wish for Peace because it brings the World together.”

Thank you to Mr Martin Carl,Principal ,Jeff Pouzar Art Teacher and everyone involved for their participation.

The motto of the school is “Ut Omnes Unum Sint” meaning “That All May Be One”.

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