I awoke this morning feeling happy and excited, but I have not anything special planned for today. In fact, I’m going to have a day that is ‘unplanned’ and see where it leads me. I’m feeling a call to be in my garden so perhaps that’s where I’ll spend some time. But what is this tingling feeling in my stomach as if something wonderful is about to happen? I think I’m feeling the joy of an upcoming event. It is the energy and excitement that is around the Cloth of Peace that I’m really feeling.
The Cloth of Peace is a project that began in Kitchener-Waterloo and now is being created in Meaford, ON. The intention of this cloth is for people to begin to feel inner peace and express that peace by decorating a 36″ x 36″ piece of cloth. Already many groups in town have started to make one – The Women’s Institute, Grannies for Africa, The Red Hats, The Over 55 Friendship Club, church groups, families and individuals. A table will be set up on September 10 at the Meaford Farmer’s Market where people can help to create a cloth. The Meaford Museum will also have a table set up to create a cloth during September – October. It’s growing and growing and our vision of it growing it stretching through downtown Meaford is starting to unfold.
Volunteers Needed for Scarecrow Parade
On Friday, October 1st at 6:30 p.m., we will show our Cloth of Peace to the community in Meaford for the first time. We will be walking with the cloth in the annual Scarecrow Parade. This is a fun and entertaining parade with lots of Scarecrows! We need volunteers to help carry the cloth down the parade route. Join the fun and help us create a community of peacemakers. The Cloth of Peace is a creative and fun way to unite our community in peace. So put on your jeans and a straw hat and join us Oct. 1st.
Please let me know if you are available to volunteer to carry the Cloth of Peace in the Meaford Scarecrow Parade by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance for your help,
Start by gathering pieces of cloth from family, friends or groups.
It can be made from a person’s ties or children’s clothing, your wedding dress, or a prom gown…material you got at a yard sale.
- Each piece of cloth has special meaning to the contributor, such as a piece of clothing received from a family member or friend.
- An intention is set to place ones’ “vision of Peace” into the piece of cloth, thus infusing it with a feeling of what “Peace on Earth” would feel like to you. You may like to say a peace prayer while holding your piece of cloth.
- Both children and adults can contribute to the square. The project can be a lesson in joy and cooperation.
Sewing Your Square
§ Each completed square should be exactly 36 inches by 36 inches (91.5cm by 91.5cm) when hemmed.
§ Your square can be made of whatever fabric you choose. Please back it with a white cloth.
§ Each square may contain fragments of material, writing, names, prayers or drawings. The fabric (s) can be cut, folded, shiny, bright, soft, or crinkly. It can be glued, sewn by machine, by hand, or quilted. Writing may be machine embroidered, hand sewn or made with color crayon, dyes, feathers, glitter pens, markers or fabric paint. The possibilities are limitless!
Who can participate? Everyone! Individuals, families, schools, churches, sport groups, camps, organizations, businesses
How will it be used? In schools, parades, at peace concerts, churches, Remembrance Day, community fairs and events to make peace visible in our communities.
For further info please contact Jane Booth Robertson –e-mail: goldenlightcentre@rogers or phone 519-538-5977
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