Tapestry for Peace

Earlier this year several of the Pen Women of the Denver branch got together and put the finishing touches on the Tapestry for Peace.

The Tapestry for Peace is an art quilt made of  66 one of a kind panels. Each panel represents an image or vision of peace. The panels were made in many parts of the world and include applique, quilting, beadwork, watercolor, fabric paint, acrylic, collage, and all sorts of mixed media.

It was literally dreamed up by a visionary named Eve Mackintosh who had a vision of an angel telling her, “There’s a place in space for peace.”

She brought this dream to the Pen Women who would create it along with  peace groups, school children and individuals who wished to – as Eve said, “Stitch our lives together in a meaningful expression of peaceful coexistence.”

Sadly, Eve Mackintosh passed away on November 28, 2005 soon after rejoicing in seeing the first completed tapestry panel.

With the contribution of panels from around the country we (NLAPW Denver branch) have continued in the completion of this incredible achievement. The final panel was sewn in place in March 2012. However, even before its completion the Tapestry has been exhibited in several places including the Colorado State Capitol Building where it was viewed by thousands of people from around the world.

A video documentary about the Tapestry for Peace is being completed and will be available for sale. The tapestry is looking for a permanent home where it will be cared for. Stay tuned.

For more information on the Tapestry for Please contact Joice Fairchild at  joicefair@hotmail.com.

Finishing touches

 

Working on a panel

 

African panel

 

Hawaii

 

Arkansas

 

Denver Capitol Exhibition

 

Exhibit at the Denver Capitol

 

 

Comments

Tapestry for Peace — 2 Comments

  1. I am so glad to know the tapestry is alive and well. I enjoyed meeting Eve when the project first began, and I am happy that my panel, representing the Richmond VA branch of Pen Women, is part of the tapestry.

    Mary Montague Sikes

    • I think I speak for the Denver branch when I say that it is an honor and privilege to be part of the journey this amazing tapestry is taking.