Sometime ago, the Kenya Quilt Guild received unfinished baby quilts from The Hobby Horse Quilt Shoppe in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, visited by our own Kundan Pattni in 2009.  Owner Gail Spence donated the tops.  Backing and batting were provided by Jane Burke, also from Canada.

Members of the Kenya Quilt Guild completed the 18 quilts and were ready to find homes for them earlier this year.  The Community Outreach and Charities Committee decided to take the quilts to the Heshima Children’s Center.  Heshima is a daycare home for special needs children near Lenana School.  There are 17 children who come to school with their mothers every day.  The mothers work at a bead project in order to support themselves while their children get occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.  We have 18 quilts, so each child would have their own!

On Wednesday, October 10, Elizabeth Cheserem and Patty Arensen visited Heshima Children’s Center to deliver quilts.  The faces tell the joy that these quilts brought to these children with more than their share of life’s challenges.

Thank you to all Kenya Quilt Guild members who worked on the quilts.