Handmade fabric square by Maggie Cullinane
An Open Call to all Crafters
My friend and colleague Maggie Cullinane has initiated a sponsored quilt project in order to Raise money for the medical educational charity Mothers of Africa.
There is an open call to all crafters, makers, quilters, stitchers and artists, or anyone else who fancies picking up a needle and thread to make a square for this fundraising quilt which will finally be sewn together by Maggie.
If you don’t feel that you have what it takes to whip up a square for Maggie’s Quilt then you can sponsor the quilt by visiting her Just Giving page here where you can also view some of the squares that have been submitted so far.
If you would like to make and donate a square for this project then please email csad[at]cardiffmet.ac.uk for more information.
The deadline for submitting a square is the 15 August 2012.
It is often said that childbirth is the most natural thing in the world, but sadly all too often Mother Nature needs a helping hand. In the western world, we take it for granted that when we have our families there will be midwives and doctors to keep us healthy and see that our babies are brought safely into the world. In many parts of Africa, women are not so lucky.
- The number of mothers that dies in childbirth every single day in Africa is equivalent to a full passenger load of a Boeing 747
- In Africa, a woman’s risk of dying from treatable or preventable complications of pregnancy and childbirth over the course of her lifetime is 1 in 22, compared to 1 in 7,300 in developed regions.
- In a country like Benin, there are 11 anaesthetists in a country of 11 million. There are 140 anaesthetists in Cardiff alone!