Hey! In case you didn’t know, one of my passions is to serve and lift up orphans in Zambia, Africa. I got to spend a week doing that last summer, and I’m hoping to spend two weeks there this summer.

To that end, I’m doing some fundraising. One thing is a raffle for a hand-made quilt featuring hand-dyed fabric from Zambia. This beautiful pattern was dyed using batik, or wax-based, method. The quilting (done by yours truly) is Hawaiian style, which follows the pattern rather than being a grid.

The finished piece will be suitable for use or display and will be more than a meter square. I will include a rod pocket in case the winner wishes to hang it up. It’s lightweight yet warm and will serve as a lovely lap cover on a chilly night.

Now, hand-quilting takes time, so it will be another 2-3 months before this is done. However, I wanted to give you a head’s up so you can be thinking about it. You may buy as many tickets as you want, and all proceeds will go to helping the kids. I will even ship the quilt internationally, if anyone overseas decides to participate.

Please be thinking about participating; when I get closer to finishing, I’ll put up the link to buy your tickets. Check back for new photos and details!