May 31-June 2, 2019, FORCE blanketed the lawn of the National Mall with a quilt made of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Over 3,000 quilts were created, and will join together to create public space where survivors are honored and supported, rather than silenced and shamed.

Although we are no longer accepting quilts, here is the simple step-by-step guide that survivors and allies used to create their square. A black and white version is available here. If you created a quilt, we invite you to complete this survey to tell us about what your experience was like. You also see your quilt online! A photograph of each quilt is archived at