Quilts for Nepal

I just wanted to share a story with you. I was teaching at the local quilt shop a while ago and one of my students, Claire Wenham, had just returned from a trip to Nepal. Whilst there she saw a school for deaf children which was poorly resourced. She wanted to do something to help the children and after discussing a few ideas decided to make a quilt to auction to raise money to send to the school. I offered to design a quilt in Electric Quilt. It had to be simple as we were going to ask people of various skills to donate blocks. I designed a quilt using half square triangles in blue and white fabric.

The ladies from the classes at the LQS, ladies from my other classes at the Community High School and others all donated enough blocks to make two double bed sized quilts. In class we arranged the blocks and set about stitching them together. A friend, Diane from Lochearnhead, kindly quilted them on her longarm machine for a nominal fee (one was quilted for free). Claire bound them and the quilts were raffled. £2,700 was raised for the Nepal children's school so they now have decent sleeping accommodation, a bathroom and better cooking facilities - all funded by two quilts designed using Electric Quilt with blocks donated by very generous quilters.