Archive for August, 2015

Ethiopia 2014

August 21, 2015

Carla, Brenda and Ann distributed quilts to several orphanages in Addis Ababa. It was a blessing to see the smiles on the faces of the children. They seemed happy to have a quilt of their own.

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Carla, Ann & Brenda with some new friends:

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A typical family in Ethiopia has many children.  The children are happy and full of life.

Wrapping up in a quilt seems to be second nature for kids.

Happiness is a warm hug!  And we have lots of warm hugs and happy hearts here!

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Another Day in Ethiopia 2014

August 20, 2015

Delivery of more than 200 quilts takes more than a day…especially when each one is delivered with a hug.

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We went to schools to meet some of the children.  They were playful, smiling, and fun to watch.  They sang to us and joined us in singing and dancing to the Hokey Pokey.

                  It is wonderful to know that so many people take the time to make beautiful quilts to give warmth to these children.  Yes, it does get cold in Ethiopia.  It rains a great deal and the air is damp and chilly at times.  At night it is so nice to cuddle up in a quilt made with love.

 

The labels on the quilts indicate who made the quilt and have a space to write the child’s name.  These kids get to keep the quilt even when they are old enough to leave the orphanages.

The smiles are contagious and we are so blessed to hand out the quilts each day of our visit.

July 2015 Fat Quarter Challenge

August 9, 2015

FQC Carlene Schleider, Wendi Flaherty, Judy Brackman Wendi Flaherty, Carlene Schleider, Dakota Co Star  Quilters, Judy CabotWendi Flaherty

Nine beautiful quilts arrived in July.  What lovely work everyone does.  The children who receive these quilts will certainly be blessed.

The quilts will soon be on their way to children in many parts of the world.  My next box full will go to the Salaam Cultural Museum.

All quilters who have sent in a FQC quilt will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.  And the winner for July is…………Cheryl Fitzgerald. Congratulations, Cheryl. She sent her quilt in June.

For those of you who haven’t sent in your FQC quilt, there is still time.  You’ll be entered in the drawing the month your quilt arrives and every month thereafter.  Be sure to send the quilt soon.  We have lots of commitments to fulfill this fall.  We appreciate everyone’s help.  Quilters are wonderfully generous people with their time and talents.  Thank you all.