Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Viva a Vida

These are my lovely friends from Latin America. The quilt we are making is to raise funds for their charity Viva a Vida ( helping to rehabilitate street children in Salvador, Brazil.

The project was set up six years ago and is run by the daughter of Luiza (front row, far right).

We met last week and are making the quilt by hand as this is a first for them and space is limited.

The pattern we are using is Jacob's ladder.

Highlight of the day was a shared lunch, with dishes from Mexico, Brazil, Peru, France, US, Japan and Britain!

They all worked really hard and took loads of fabric away for "homework" so next time we meet we should have most of the quilt centre blocks completed.

The plan is to raffle the quilt in the spring/early summer.


(Sorry I'm not in the photo - I was behind the camera)

We can do small things with great love.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta


  1. Beautiful Quilt Ros, well done to you and all the ladies, look forward to buying a ticket. :-) Jan

  2. Forgot to say, I ALWAYS make sure I am BEHIND the camera! hahaha

  3. Welcome lovely Jan, and thank you for your comments.

  4. Love the blog! The quilt is really lovely and colourful, looking forward to seeing it finished :) Sophie x

  5. Hello Gorgeous Sophie, which will be finished first the Jacob's ladder or your Lone Star?!!!!

  6. Ooh I don't know! There's a lot of quilting on the Lone Star, if I was doing it it'd take me a very long time! x

  7. It's a great time gathering together to do something for somebody. Congratulations to all of you. God bless you!