Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Sewers and Rippers

~ Our church in California has a group of women that call themselves the "Sewers and Rippers." All year long the sew beautiful little quilts, with "Jesus loves you" embroidered in Swahili on the back. The organization called H.E.A.R.T. takes these hundreds of quilts with them on their trips to Africa to the orphans to become one of their only cherished possessions.

Another area these quilts are used is in the "Langata Women’s Prison – In this prison, women that have children under 5 years old can have the child stay with them in the prison. HEART Teams have visited the Prison and taken quilts (hand made by the Auburn Grace “Sewers and Rippers”) for these children and clothes supplies for the new born babies. Most of these women are in prison because of stealing – often to feed their children." (excerpt from H.E.A.R.T. website)

The Sewers and rippers are always in need of fabric, and sewing supplies.
To send them some fabric or a donation, you can mail it to:

Auburn Grace Community Church
"The Sewers and Rippers"
3126 Olympic Way
Auburn, CA. 95603


Blogger nancy said...

thank you so much for this information. how could my church join in on this making of quilts? we have several quilters in our midst.

9:29 PM

Blogger kddub said...

That would be awesome Nancy! I will find out an e mail address for you of one of the ladies involved. That would be great. I'll let you know! If you want to e mail me your e mail address that would be great too.
Mine is kweidemann@mac.com

1:34 PM


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