Quilts for Tanzania

Some of you might remember that I did a blog post about a group in Ohio that was working to make quilts for a newly opened birthing center in Tanzania.  If you missed that post, please read about it HERE.

I showed a few of the finished quilt pictures last week.  This week, there are many more quilts!!

Celesta writes:  “The big batch is just a small part of the Cresco ladies’ work. There is another batch of 16+ taken by one of our quilters who is finishing the tying of them. We use the assembly line, whatever works! The Cresco ladies (who donated tops) are amazing!”

The twin alphabet quilts came from Sue in Tennessee.”

The group of quilts came from an anonymous quilter, there were a total of 7 tops from this quilter, but a few are still being finished up by one of our quilters.”

The picture of three were tops from K Murphy from Iowa.”

The 4 baby quilts in the last photo were from Debbie in North Carolina, these were finished too, and  ready to be sent.”

WOW…I had no idea how supportive so many of you were to the Ohio Tanzania quilters.  It warms my heart to know that others also felt the call to support this great cause.

Groups like this are always in need of help.  If you’re reading and not a quilter but would like to help, the group is always in need of funding for the shipping of these quilts to get to Tanzania.  If you are a quilter and don’t have time to sew a top but would love to help, I’m sure they could use pieces of fabric for backings.  Being these are baby quilts, the pieces of fabric don’t have to be huge.  It’s wonderful how every hand can can lighten a load.

If you are a group like the Ohio Tanzania quilters with your own cause, and would like some added support, please email me and tell me about your group.  I would happily highlight them here on the blog and maybe your group could be the recipient of help from all of us.  We really do like helping!
Email me at rogjok@iowatelecom.net.


9 thoughts on “Quilts for Tanzania”

  1. So many of us quilters are quick to donate time, money, and quilts to great causes. These quilts are wonderful and will be loved by so many!
    Love and prayers

  2. Judith Fairchild

    Oh so glad you have such great memories and pictures of Ruby and Kramer. So precious. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Jo, I used to get your blog all the time and now it has disappeared. I enjoy reading about your family and have learned quite a few quilting tips from you. Is there any way your blog can come back to my email? I suredo miss you.

  4. Thank you so much, everyone, for your generosity, our group is in awe of how giving you all are, and also your talents! Thank you!

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