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  • African Threads
    My passion for embroidered quilt squares and hangings made by women's groups in South Africa who support families with their stitchery. 15% of profits donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign. Also check out the amazing Zulu bead necklaces!
  • Quilts from Kenya
    Dena Crain lives in Nairobi, Kenya and makes fabulous quilts about Africa.

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the colours...that teapot!! beautiful.

Valerie Hearder

Yes, love that huge teapot and all the grandchildren. It has gorgeous details.

Beginning Quilting

What an amazingly beautiful quilt! I am in awe! From the animals to the road... this took dedication. I salute you!

Valerie Hearder

So glad it touched you! It is so beautifully made. I have several others in a similar vein - I must get them up and posted to my web site


how beautiful..and touching.


This blog is absolutely fabulous! And this quilt is a work of art. I'll definitely be writing about you on our blog - we are based in South Afica and have an initiative to create employment for women here. We have a fantastic team and make and sell handmade buttons around the world.
Keep up the great work.

We too love those amazing embroidery works...lovely stories...
You may be interested in our story's on our blog and website
We teach women to make handpainted buttons for sewing,knitting, quilting related projects...thereby giving them essential employment...our women are almost all single moms and sole breadwinners...
Next time you tour south Africa...pop in !
Keep up the good work!
Warm greetings from Johannesburg

Valerie Hearder

So great to hear from you! I've told many people about your gorgeous hand made buttons - quilters just love them. Everyone... check out their great work.

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