Friday, April 16, 2010

Global Quilt Project Seeks Quilters Worldwide

Updated 3/2017 -- photos and all links (except to my own posts) removed as many no longer active. and it was easier than checking each one.

Yesterday, @GlobalChangeMe sent out this tweet:
Looking for quilters from around the world. Do you know any?
stuboo then tweeted

.@GlobalChangeMe Looking for quilters from around the world. Do you know any? <-- Try @rlbates - she's good.
And the introductions were made.  I ask GlobalChangeMe for more details and received the following email:
Our organization is seeking quilters from around the world to join us in our Global Quilt Project that will benefit a village in Central African Republic. There are several ways to become involved in this project. We hope you can join us.
Global Change, Inc is a non profit organization that provides safe, clean water and basic sanitation to people living in extreme poverty throughout our world. In one of the villages in the Central African Republic (CAR) we are raising funds for, the ladies have been taught quilting and they are really enjoying it. These ladies have sent our organization 2 beautiful squares and we are hoping to put theses squares together with other squares from around the world to make a beautiful quilt that will be auctioned off and 100% of the proceeds will go to a new well for a village in Central African Republic and a latrine for a school in CAR. 
The square tiled #1 in the attachment is exactly 12x12 inches  
and the square in attachment #2 is exactly 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.

We would very much like for you to join us in this project. We are seeking quilters from around the world to donate a square or squares to be added to this piece. I have a friend here in Central Florida who will connect the squares for this piece. The colors or patterns need not follow the same design as the 2 squares the ladies sent from CAR, nor does the squares need batted. We would appreciate any comments or suggestion about our project and would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this email to others you think might want to join this effort for a good cause. Letting others know about this project is a wonderful way to become involved. As soon as we have several participants, we will add the project to our web site and include the participant's name and link to their site if we have your permission to do so.
The finished quilt will be auctioned in conjunction with World Toilet Day...Yes, I said "World Toilet Day" which is held on November 19th. We would like to have the donated pieces by May 30th in order to have the quilt pieced together and to allow time for showing and promoting this fund-raising project.
It would help this project if you would reply to this email (either yes, I will participate or sorry I cannot participate) so we can have an idea of how many squares we will have for the quilt. I have also attached a participation form for you to fill out and email back to me. The donated squares can be sent to the address below.
Our web site has information about our organizations and the projects we fund. Your donation will help stop the spread of disease due to lack of clean water and basic sanitation. People live more productive lives when they do not have to fight disease. Please take a look at our site and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Amy Allen (407) 951-2826
Co-Founder and Development Director
Please mail donated squares to:
Global Change, Inc
854 Blue Sage Street #102
Celebration, Florida 34747

I plan on making a few and would like to encourage you to do so.  Remember there is no set pattern or colors, so it would even be a nice way to share “orphan” blocks as long as they are the correct size:  12.5 in square or 9.5 in square.

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