Photos from Uganda:
My cousin, Cindy Roth, has sent me more pictures from the delivery she and her church members made to New Hope, Uganda, earlier this year. The photographer asked Cindy to let us know that the students have been delighted to get these beautiful quilts, and send along their thanks to all the quilters who made them!
Quilts Headed to Uganda, Syrian Refugees, and the IQF:
We have another initiative currently underway to get more quilts to more children in Uganda to the Christ the Center Ministries Primary and Nursery School in Kampala, Uganda. We are also working with two organizations to get quilts to children who are refugees from the war in Syria. And in all our spare time (LOL!) we’re finalizing plans for our fundraising booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Each year, with the permission of the makers, we sell some beautiful quilts at the IQF. We have no paid staff, and the money we get from the sale of quilts (and the products we bring back from our quilt delivery trips) goes entirely to getting quilts finished and delivered to the children. Some of the quilts below will be going to Uganda, others to Syrian refugees, and others will be going to Houston.
Loretta, our Regional Coordinator in Tyler, Texas, recently sent me some great photos of bright and cheerful quilts made by the team of Carolyn Sower, Sharon Turvaville,and Lana Davis. Great job, Ladies! These are wonderful!
The following quilts were quilted by Jean Clarkson of the Mesquite Quilt Guild. The quilts pieced by Amy Bellany, Mary Lou Stinson and MaryAnne Whitehead, are being sent to the school in Uganda. The quilts pieced by Meral Fritchey and Judy Daniels are being shown at the Houston International Quilt Show as fundraiser quilts. Whether in the US or abroad, some children are going to be very happy to cuddle under these lovely quilts! Many thanks to the hands and hearts that provided these lovely quilts!
Finally, I have a group of lovely and unusual quilts that were sent to me by several different quilters from different places. Some of these quilts will be sent to Uganda, others to Syria, and others will be going to the IQF as fundraising quilts. Great thanks to Jeanne Ayers, Cathy in Iowa of the Sunshine Guild, Marilyn Barba (quilted by Kin Hum), Susan Seward (pieced by Mary Jean Morrison), Sharon Mitchell, Linda La Fleur, Ann S, Lynda Galloway, Jean McKay and Judith White. Thank you, Ladies!
We are so grateful to all the quilters who so generously gave of their stashes, time and talent to make all of these beautiful quilts! Thank you all!