Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday Preview - CQT Episode # 42

Quilts for Tanzania - a heartwarming story

This week I interview Sandra Richardson, a BC school Vice Principal who has dedicated her summers for the last ten years to humanitarian trips all over the world, but most recently to Africa with Canadian students. The past few years she has focused on a certain orphanage in Tanzania, helping to raise funds for the orphanage itself, a school, and a dorm so the orphans don't have to sleep 4 to a bed in the classroom.

This has all led to...you guessed it...a plan to give 47 orphans who do not have a single worldy possession, a quilt of their own. 

This story is the most heartwarming effort you can ever imagine. For years Sandra, her daughter and her team have changed the lives of orphans in Africa while leaving a lifelong impression on the Canadian teens who have fundraised, travelled, and worked so hard in their humanitarian efforts.  

Just recuperating from a houseful of wonderful family & feasts over the Easter holidays, it's very humbling to think of these 47 orphans, all under 7 years old, when my belly has been so full that I feel I shouldn't have to eat for a week.

Here's the winner of the weekly Quilter's Corner 
Gaye Mathusek 

When you think of the water struggles that the people in many areas of Africa face, Gaye's story of a water main break may seem rather trivial, but she dealt with terrible water damage to a quilt with determination and grace.

Congratulations Gaye! You have won a lovely fat quarter bundle by Northcott Silks Inc.

NORTHCOTT - Cottons that feel like silk!

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