Kenya Quilt Guild member and Past Chairwoman Diane Bannister is finishing her course work for a Master of Public Health Leadership Degree from the Uganda Christian University.  The program is focused on Save the Mothers and Safe Motherhood.

Diane’s class asked her to make a wall hanging to be presented to the facility as a gift from their class.  She enjoys the fun fabric in the background that shows all the women and some mothers with children.

"Save the Mothers," a patchwork quilt by Diane Bannister, member of the Kenya Quilt Guild

In Africa, a woman has a 1 in 16 chance of dying due to pregnancy or delivery related complications.  We need to change this to save the mothers of Africa.  A mother plays such an important role in society and family that her death has very strong negative consequences for both.

The Kenya Quilt Guild is very proud of our member, Diane Bannister, and we wish her well in her academic endeavours!