Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics.
I think perhaps with time,
instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid,
there will be a humanization of politics.
A certain part of this week was devoted to assembling another quilt for Quilts Beyond Borders, an organization that provide quilts to children in need throughout the world. I first learned of them when I attended that Houston Quilt show last fall. There are so many organizations working for the betterment of children worldwide and that is a good thing. UNICEF, for whom Audrey Hepburn gave countless hours of time, reminds us on their website that 16,000 children die daily worldwide, mostly from preventable or treatable causes. I wanted to give some of my volunteer time to help in some way to nurture those in need. Quilts Beyond Borders provided one means that related to my love of fiber.
I shared the fabric that I had picked out for a quilt last week.
This week that quilt began to take form.
I had enough of the teddy bear fabric left to appliqué the back of the quilt a bit as well.
These quilts are simple to make and fill a definite need. Given my time constraints, the smaller size dimensions requested by Quilts Beyond Borders (40-45″ wide by 48-60″ long), make it easier for me to get a quilt done. This particular piece now only needs a binding and a washing and it will be off to a new home.
If you are interested in possibly makes a quilt for a needy child, you can find more information on the Quilts Beyond Borders website.