Ecole Amitie (School of Friendship) located in the Banifandou
neighborhood of Niamey, the
capital of Niger. The Directrice's
(principal's) name is Madame Hama Ramatou. This is the 4th grade
class. They are very
happy to recieve your quilt.
Quilt presentation and Drum song in honor of Gary Rhine.Photos by Gary
Saturday Oct. 20th we attended a The Powwow to benefit the Native American
Health Center in Oakland, Ca. Gary Rhine
worked with the Bay Area Native
American Friendship House and the quilts are given in his name from More
Than Warmth. Everyone was asked to
stand for this special.
Photos show intro by Tom Phillip, MC for the Powwow. He knew Gary and spoke
for 5 minutes on the films on Native
American history that Gary had done and
gave a nice tribute to him speaking highly of him.
Then the drummers and
singers did a prayer song to
honor the More Than Warmth project.
Next we gave a short presentation on MTW and Linda Hlady, Linda Rake and myself presented
a quilt each to a mom and
child from the Women and children's shelter in
Oakland. Note: Richard Speel and Daniel Luna present in back ground.
It was a very moving
experience. Other photos were of some dancers during
Thank you, Linda Speel, Linda
Rake, and Linda Hlady, and Matt.
More than Warmth is
an educational project for
students of all ages to learn about word cultures. It fosters
understanding, knowledge and compassion among cultures through
nonpolitical, and nonreligious means.
Since 2001, quilts have been made with over 11,000
students of all ages and sent as gifts to:
USA-Katrina Victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, and
Genocide Victims in
Sudan and Chad
More than Warmth is moving to
new address :
110 Fifth Road
Summertown, Tennessee 38483
We will be in transition for a bit. email: email@example.com
Thank you all
More than Warmth volunteers.
250 Students at Oak Grove Elementary in Cleveland, Tennessee made quilts
Here are some of the students' letters:
I 'm happy that I'm giving you a
you. I hope you will be warm and
cozy in the quilt that I have made you. And,
hope you will be safe where you are.
When you get this blanket, I hope you
Because it was made out of love. And,
I hope you share it with other people.
was made by Oak Grove Elementary School,
Ms. Calfee's 5th grade
If you get this quilt. I hope it fills your heart
When you receive this quilts you will
Calfee's class love you and your families.
We made them out of love and every
is a dream come true.
Thank you Oak Grove! We look forward to seeing you at our quilt exhibit January
Oak Grove was funded by
The Tennessee Arts Commission.