“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jnr.
This quote describes the view of the South African Quilters’ Guilds’ interest in Communities. We aim to share the love we have for our hobby with as many people as possible. We strive to do this by touching their lives – in ways to make life easier for them, and also by teaching them many of our skills to use in daily life and build their self-worth and improve their circumstances.
“Give a man a fish, feed his home for one day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime” Confucius
Being able to share our love for our craft is a privilege. The idea is to teach any person something associated with needlecraft – whether it is quilting or basic needlework. Some projects are done in groups and some projects are done individually. We encourage all our guilds and groups to make a difference – one stitch at a time. Our dream and vision is to start a fire in somebody’s heart that they can use going forward – either as a hobby and skill and or as a way of earning an income. In the words of Dr. Seuss “You’ll never be bored when you try something new, there’s really no limit to what you can do.”
Started in 1998
“We pass through this world but once and opportunities you miss will never be available again” Nelson Mandela
Times are tough – everywhere. We support and encourage our local guilds to extend a helping and supporting hand to people in need. This can range from knitted and crocheted items, to collecting personal care items people may need. Items include scarves, baby clothes, hats and anything you can think of, to be handed out to groups of people. These acts of kindness and care are completely voluntary and each guild has their own groups and projects they support. We try to make a difference one person at a time.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” Mother Theresa