Monday, June 11, 2007


Patchwork for Peace

Join the Muhammad Ali Center for a program that will help warm the hearts of people living in war-torn countries. We invite the global community to participate in Patchwork for Peace, a project that will provide denim quilts* for those around the world who are victims of armed conflict.

We encourage participants to collect and donate old blue jeans for this project. Participants will cut the denim into quilt blocks and decorate them using fabric markers and paint to express ideas of peace and hope. Quilt blocks will be displayed in the Ali Center throughout the summer. The quilt blocks will then be sewn together into quilts (by volunteers) and sent to people who live in war-torn countries such as Uganda, Sudan, and Burundi.

Greater Louisville Community Quilting Day
Sunday, June 10, 2007
12 noon – 4 p.m.

The Ali Center will host a community quilting day on Sunday, June 10 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in the Main Lobby for people to decorate quilt blocks. The Ali Center will provide denim for those who do not bring their own. We will have art supplies on-hand for your creative enjoyment!

Participate Online!

Don’t let distance stop you! We want everyone to help spread the warmth this summer, so if you would like to contribute to the Patchwork for Peace project, the Ali Center will accept decorated quilt blocks by mail (until August 1, 2007). Just download the quilt block size template below, use it to cut your piece of denim, and start decorating! You may mail your completed quilt block to the address below.

Download Quilt Block Size Template (PDF)

Mail To:
Muhammad Ali Center
Attn: Education Division
144 N. Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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