Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while may remember the Action Kivu fundraiser, which Alissa, of Handmade by Alissa, had been coordinating for the last few years.
Action Kivu is a nonprofit organization that assists women who are victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo. The organization runs a sewing workshop and also pays for children to go to school.
This is a small organization that makes a big difference in the lives of the people it helps. Nzigira (pictured above) is a graduate of the sewing workshop and is now supporting her family as a seamstress. The sewing machine she’s using was purchased with funds from last year's fundraiser. She is just one example of the many women and children who have been directly helped by this fundraiser.
As an added incentive for my readers who donate $25.00 or more, I'm giving away this bag of quilting goodness. This is the Honey Messenger Bag, a bag made of recycled plastic and printed with the image of the Honey quilt from Modern Patchwork.
I've filled the bag with a signed copy of Modern Patchwork, a set of acrylic templates for the Looptastic, Owl Eyes, Honey, Fire Drill, and Happy Hour quilts made by Jill at Tabslot, and piles of solid fabric pieces in a rainbow of colors.
For a chance to win the bag, donate $25.00 or more to Action Kivu, come back here and leave me a comment. (Alissa will confirm your donation.) The winner will be announced at the close of the fundraiser.
Thank you so much for your support of the Action Kivu fundraiser!