We Care Quilts have been asked to assist in making quilts for Sandra Jones Children's village. Situated in Zimbabwe it helps to rehabilitate young girls as young as 11 years who are victims of incest and rape.. Many of these girls arrive pregnant and some who are not fortunate enough to seek refuge abadon there new born babies. So an orphanage was established along with the village for the girls.
Our task is to supply cot quilts. We want to make and send as many as we can before the end of this year (2010). We have already began, yesterday we prepared 4 quilts ready to be hand appliqued and these have been taken by willing hands to do the hand applique. I have about 10 quilt panels and I am awaiting the arrival of my new machine and I will assemble these.
As we are all pensioners and we have to fund our own efforts, money is always in short supply. Postage to send the quilts may cost us up to $400 depending on how many we make. The Minky fabric I woud like to back these quilts with will probably cost about the same. And then there is the fabric needed to make the tops. So we are in the process of applying for a local grant to assist with this. If our application is unsuccessful then we will have to rethink our plan as I say use plan B which as yet I haven't thought of.
So how can you help, well we need homespun fabric and print fabric suitable for babies but we know these babies like bright colours. So you can send us this. If you would like to help with funds then that would be greatly appreciated. If you want to make a quilt then please make one the 36 inches by 48inches. Please use quality fabrics and make it with minky backing. These babies deserve the best is how I think.
Of if you would like to offer help then you can contact me at the following email address
To read more about this village then go to this web site.
I will provide regular updates here and also photos of the quilts as we finish them.