About The Quilt Challenge
Making a Healthier World for our Children
The United Nations Exhibit Quilt Challenge is sponsored by
the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
In November 2009 the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva will hold a quilt exhibition at the United Nation’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to coincide with the annual United Nations Women’s Guild Fundraising Bazaar. Each year thousands of visitors from the city’s large international community attend this bazaar, which features arts, crafts and products from nearly 190 nations and raises close to US$ 500,000 for charity. The bazaar proceeds are channeled to various projects around the world in support of children, especially projects related to health care, nutrition and education.
In support of the Global Fund, and to raise awareness about the efforts the Global Fund supports to combat these deadly pandemics, the U.S. Mission has initiated a quilt challenge with the theme “Making a Healthier World for our Children.” Quilters are invited to create quilts related to this theme, and to submit them for display at the United Nations in Geneva this November. Thereafter, the exhibit will tour the U.S. for display at various quilt shows in order to educate viewers about the public health challenges faced by women and children and the important work of the Global Fund.
You can learn more about the Quilt Challenge on the Challenge homepage: http://www.QuiltChallenge.org
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