Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Surprise

For Christmas I received two wonderful quilted wall hangings that are now hanging in my family room. Both quilt artists are friends of mine so this gift was very special.

Bearded Iris by Janet Rice Bredin from Sudbury, Ontario. Be sure to visit Janet's web site to see more of her work.

Joy (an art deco inspired work) is by Pippa Moore from Comox, BC. You can see more of Pippa's work on her web site.

Pippa will be travelling to Africa soon to help teach the women to sew as a means of making an income. One of her quilts was recently purchased by the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a Canadian-based foundation that provides support to African women who are ill and struggling to survive; assists orphans and other AIDS-affected children; reaches heroic grandmothers who almost single-handedly care for their orphan grandchildren; and sustains associations of people living with HIV and AIDS. You can learn more about the Stephen Lewis Foundation here.

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