PeaceQuilts is also featured in the August 2010 edition of The Quilt Life magazine! Read the blog update posted by the magazine's editor Jan Magee.
A donation to PeaceQuilts helps ensure the women have the tools, equipment and other necessaries they need to earn a living wage and support their families -- here are some examples of critical supplies that are needed to move forward, especially for the newer cooperatives:
$25 can buy professional grade scissors, a charcoal iron or other basic tools
$50 covers the cost of a cutting mat and rotary cutter
$100 provides a year of charcoal for one cooperative group
$250 can purchase a sewing machine (We are especially in need of these at this time.)
$500 allows a Haitian carpenter to construct a large professional worktable or storage cabinets.Remember, your gift of any size will make a difference in the lives of these quilters and is fully tax-deductible. AND for a limited time your gift will be matched dollar for dollar!
Founding members of PeaceQuilts - Nadege, Denise, Ermilliennne, Noemie, Fabiola, and Marielle - are shown here with PQ Quilting Coordinator, Maureen Matthews McClintock (third from left) and PQ Executive Director, Jeanne Staples (far right). (photo credit: David Barreda)
PQ provides materials and supplies, as well as a flexible organizational template which allows each cooperative to adapt it to their specific needs and preferences.
click here to see other ways you can get involved and make a difference in someone's life.
Watch the interview of PeaceQuilts' Executive Director, Jeanne Staples, broadcast on WCVB-TV Boston. Reporter Susan Wornick visits her on Martha's Vineyard and Jeanne shares the PeaceQuilts story.