July 19 I am departing for South Africa with Carolyn Mazloomi's tour group. I still have room in my large 2nd suitcase for donated lap quilts for the kids in need there, if you'd like to participate. See last week's newsletter for details, or contact eQuilter customer service.
The next month is going to be pretty crazy, because the new floor of my new studio is going in on this Friday, I have to move my studio next Monday, shoot a video there Weds, and leave on my 2 week trip to South Africa that Saturday!
This is going to be my first trip to the continent of Africa, and you can imagine it is a big checkmark on my Bucket List, especially because of all the charitable organizations/projects we have supported in Africa. (Doctors Without Borders, Engineers Without Borders, and Mission of Love.)
One of the product groups we carry is an Eco-Friendly line of Hand-Dyes, Sun Prints and Hand-Stamped Panels that are made in South Africa. Langa Lapu keeps the women in the local village employed, and also contributes to a local AIDS orphanage. Pru and I have had a mutual appreciation society for many years, and hers is a great example of the kind of socially responsible company we love to support!
We maintain 2 categories of African-made or African-themed fabrics, (African batiks, and African prints) plus categories of African wild animals and African patterns...in case you want to sew along with my journey later this month!