The intercultural quilt was designed and completed by the Roscommon Intercultural Women’s Group. 26 quilters from very different cultural backgrounds came together to sew the quilt and raise awareness for the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Oct 17th.
The quilt was funded by Combat Poverty and the Roscommon County Development Board.
Jim Higgins MEP then invited the Roscommon intercultural quilt and eight of the women who were involved in creating the quilt to Brussels on 4th and 5th of November to participate in the Intercultural Ireland concert and conference.
Some of the women who participated in making the quilt along with Nora Fahy Project Coordinator of Roscommon Women’s Network and Maria Harris, Project Administrator of Roscommon Women’s Network in Brussels 2010.