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.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quilts for Kids in Kathmandu Nepal

Quilts for Kids Nepal is a microfinance project, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It's mission is to provide work for economically-challenged women and to finance education for underprivileged children.

Founded in 2006, the project operates in an encampment of Indian street beggars located in a large field in the Boudhanath neighborhood of Kathmandu.

100% of your donation to Quilts for Kids Nepal goes to fund women's salaries as well as school tuition, school uniforms, shoes, pencils, books and backpacks for the kids.

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To Purchase a Quilt or Sponsor a Child:

The women use unwanted scraps which they find in the area or donations.

Many women in the community are excellent quilt-makers – with a skillful and imaginative ability to describe their world through needle and thread.

It takes three or four women approximately ten days to make one quilt. Quilt making is a time for the women to share stories, discuss family problems, and of course, catch up on a little bit of gossip! More importantly it is often a time for passing on skills and wisdom to a younger generation.

Through Quilts for Kids Nepal, many young women are learning traditional quilt-making skills and finding out, for the first time, the real value of their own creativity.

To support the women of Quilts for Kids Nepal, make a donation today. That money will be used to purchase cloth and thread, and to help pay the women's salaries.

The camp on a large field near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

By the age of 7, children from the begging camp, especially girls, are sent into the streets to beg.

Quilts for Kids seeks to empower these women by giving them an opportunity to turn their traditional skills into income for their families. The program teaches young women a marketable craft and enhances the overall standing of women in the community through the sale of quilts.

To Purchase a Quilt or Sponsor a Child:

Quilts for

Kids Nepal
1239 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite 901
Washington, DC 20005
ph: 818.433.0086

$140 can change a life!

By purchasing a quilt or sponsoring a child, you directly fund the education of a child, giving her or him the skills necessary to make meaningful contribution to the village. In this way, you can directly effect social change and give one of these children a bright future.

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