Saturday, January 24, 2009

Grandmothers' Quilts

Every year for the last five years, Kitambaa Designs has made a quilt as a way to raise funds for the Widows and Grandmothers' Groups of Uganda. Funds have been directed to scholarships for young women to attend secondary school, rental of garden plots so groups of grandmothers can grow the crops they need to feed their families, and adequate housing for a number of individuals who would not have had it otherwide. Last year we sold "opportunities to own" this quilt, and from all who donated to his cause, we drew the name of one lucky person - Linda White, a member of the Boundary Bay Quilters' Guild -who now owns this quilt. The design is called "Boullabaise", and is a pattern published by Pie in the Sky Quilts.

I thought you would like to see a photo of this year's grandmothers' quilt. It's queen size, and when all the blocks in it are sold ($5 each), we will draw the name of one person who bought a square, and that person will recieve the quilt. This year the funds raised through this will go directly to the Kitambaa Sewing & Quilting Project. As soon as all 361 squares have been sold (133 have been sold so far), the draw will be made. It's a design made from the book "Nickel Quilts", by Pat Speth.

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