"So with all that in mind, this quilt will be raffled in an attempt to raise money for a well in Africa."
"The following year I took a quilt for the 1-year-old boy that we sponsor. I had appliquéd his name on it so they would know whose it was after I left. He didn't care, being only 1, but there was a girl there, about 10, who asked about the quilt and how his name got on it. I told her I made it. She says, 'with your own hands?' miming sewing with a needle and thread. I said yes. She was so amazed. I decided then and there that I had to put a quilt on each one of the children's beds!
"The following year I took over 15 quilts. I visited again the day after I dropped them off and saw them on the beds in two of the rooms for the toddlers. I almost cried. I am still making quilts for them. I truly hope to make a quilt for each one of the kids. They have just about 80 kids now, so some of the babies may get fleece throws, but I will keep stitching away!"
|Mr. B and Kent with the student-made quilt|
|Mohamed and the dinosaur quilt|
|Habiba made a bee-line for me and wouldn't let go!|
|Toddlers on the new quilt (with an earlier one underneath)|
|A bedroom for the little ones|
You can find out more at their website: SunShine Project.