A patchwork of stories

The unforgettable exhibition "Passing on the Comfort” tells the story of a young Dutchwoman doing resistance work before and during WW2, how she helped people hiding or on the run, and how these very quilts helped her.
These quilts, now aged yet splendid in their intentional glow, were made by hand and donated as relief goods by North American Mennonite and Amish women.
Together with the film and information panels, these twenty quilts should be seen in connection with the biographical book full of gripping true tales, which show the power of practical help, freely given.

In this site you’ll find information about the 20 quilts, the authors of the book, the book itself, relief work then and now, and how you can help.
This exhibition has been traveling the world, telling its story, for two decades. A European tour started in June, 2016, supported by the publication of a German edition of the book. Dutch and English versions were made in 2008 and 2005 and are available.