Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mayan Families Mothers Day Baskets

I received this email from Mayan Families and thought it was surely worth passing on:

Mayan Families Dia de la Madre - Mothers Day Food Baskets

It is Mothers Day and we would like to celebrate Dia de la Madre in Guatemala by giving as many mothers as possible a basket of food to share with their families.In Guatemala a Mothers work is never done. When they are pregnant they very rarely can afford to see a doctor, when they give birth, it is often at home with an untrained midwife, they usually have more pregnancies than their bodies can cope with.Daily, they often carry either water on their heads or heavy loads of firewood on their backs, walking for long distances, often with a swaddled baby on their bodies and another small child or two by their side. Once home, they chop wood, cook over an open fire, make tortillas by hand while attending to their families needs. At the end of a long day, going to bed often means sleeping on a woven straw mat on a dirt floor.This Mothers Day we would like to make life a little easier for them. Let's support these impoverished Women and their families by donating a Dia de la Madre Food Basket to them. You can donate a basket to the mother of your sponsored family or if you wish, you can donate a basket of food to a needy family ...please make your donation online at the Mayan Families Web site, a simple and safe way to donate.
Please follow this link and send your donation of $35 using the Family Aid section and note on it that it is for a Mothers Day Basket. If you would like to nominate a special family or a sponsored student to receive your basket please do so here and include the name or student number.
The mothers in Guatemala need all the help they can get to feed their children and families. Please help them now!If you would like to pay by check please send your donation made out to Mayan Families to:Mayan Families2609 Hartford St.San Diego, California 92110-2315If you would like to give this gift in Honor of someone special, please send us an email to giving us the details and we will put them on our IN HONOR OF Blog.
Best wishes and Happy Mothers Day,
Sharon Smart-PoageMAYAN FAMILIES
P.S. Please help spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your community or posting it on your personal blog, web page and your social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Hi5, Ning and any others that are appropriate.

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Blogger avagdro said...

Thanks Priscilla Kibbee for sharing.A great job indeed.Wish you n all a Happy Mom's day.

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May 1, 2009 at 3:24 AM  

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