I think all of us have fallen in love with the Africa Queen block and quilts and together, we're planning on making at one (and potentially more, depending on how many blocks get made) to auction or raffle off with all proceeds going to Jeff and Yvonne Weinstein for their missionary work in Gulu, Uganda.
Tami A. and Yvonne collected names at the guild meeting last night for those who'd like to make one or more blocks. They have kits available which includes fabric for the background (which we want to be the same for the entire quilt) and fabric for the dress and headdress - you will provide brown fabric for the face and hands. You can make any blocks as you want and if you want to use your own Ugandan fabric for the dress or headdress, Tami has plenty of extra background fabric for you to make more, just let her know.
Please contact Tami to request kits, to ask any questions, and either arrange to have a kit/kits mailed to you or arrange a time to pick them up from Tami's house. This is the pattern we are using. Please note that there are variations of this pattern available on the internet, but the dimensions and cutting sizes may be different; please only use the Africa Queen block pattern linked above.
Tami's goal to have all kits out by Tuesday, September 22nd and give everyone two weeks to make your blocks and get them back to Tami so that she and Yvonne can get the quilts together in time for our October guild meeting.
Yvonne shared some wonderful pictures and stories about their work and life in Uganda at our September guild meeting last night. I will get it published and linked on here as soon as possible!
- Cassandra G.