Global Fund Quilt Challenge 2009-2010

by Allison Wilbur on October 8, 2009

Poster for the Global Fund ExhibitMaking a Healthier World for our Children

Fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

In the summer of 2009, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, broadcast a challenge to quilters to help promote the important work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by creating quilts on the theme, “Making a Healthier World for our Children.”   Quilters were invited to create quilts related to this theme and highlighting the challenges in fighting these three pandemics, and to submit them for display at the United Nations in Geneva.

The moving quilts in this exhibition are the result of the response to the challenge and come not just from quilters in the U.S., but also from Canada, Geneva and Sarajevo.  To view the seventeen quilts and information panels on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, click on the link below.

The exhibit opened at the United Nations European headquarters at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, attracting thousands of visitors.  The quilts then toured the United States with Mancuso Quilt Festivals, making seven stops around the U.S. in 2010.  

To learn more about the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, click on the link to their website on the lower right.  To learn more about U.S. support for the Global Fund, visit the website of Friends of the Global Fight.

And if you want to learn what you can do to help the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria around the world, read our page titled Get Involved!

Our deepest appreciation goes out to the Mancuso Show Management, who featured the exhibit at their seven quilt festivals around the U.S. in 2010.  A link to their website can also be found on the lower right.


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