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              July 2008
Africa, and South and Central America

These are our community sewers who love to come together for the More Than Warmth project.  We make a day of it. We love to hear the journey the quilts make and a photo of who a recipient is, is a joy to see.
Linda Speel

linda@peaceroots.org 

 

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 SONOMA SUN

Community Briefs

Staff Report
Local students craft quilts

California

Students from Altimira Middle School made a dozen quilts as part of the More Than Warmth project, an educational project for students of all ages to learn about world cultures. MTW has worked with over 12,000 students since the start of the project, sending quilts all over the world. Students in Mrs. Coldiron's art class made quilt squares, which were then put together by a Sonoma County MTW sewing group. Anna Bimenyimana of the Bon Marche Thrift Store in Sonoma will send some of the quilts to her country of Rwanda, for children with HIV. Other quilts will be going to needy children in El Salvador with teaching assistant Maribel Tinker, who also helped with the sewing. Last year at Altimira, Mrs. Prince's class made quilts that went to Colombia and Rwanda. For more information call 707.765.0196 or e-mail Linda@peaceroots.org. Their website is http://www.morethanwarmth.org/.

photo below by Maribel Tinker
Linda Speel and Anna Bimenyimana.


Dear Judith,

Thank you so much for teaching us about the quilt and letting us make a quilt. I think that it's great that someone will take their free time to make quilts to send all over the world, to people you don't even know. I think that the quilts will, and do give those people more than just warmth. I really enjoyed making the quilt tops. I hope you get a lot more people and expand More than Warmth, I really enjoyed you guys stopping in and telling us about More than Warmth.

 

Thanks a billion,

Thandiwe, Aiden, Christian, Katie, Ryan, Kari 

The Friends School

Atlanta 

 


 

  Reaching Out to Change the World


Bobbie Paul

WAND Atlanta and students at the Friends School of Atlanta


 


 

  Quilts this month travel to Uganda, Northern Zambia, El Salvador,Honduras, and Katrina victims,New Orleans. Thank you all for the photos.  While hearing and seeing photos of recipients, hearts  open. We also teach Art, Geography,Music,Language, Social Studies and Social Justice. Thank you those who make quilts, take quilts and teach this exercise in compassion.  

" I hope you enjoy the quilt. I hope it keeps you warm at night. I drew the sun to keep you and our family warm. The moon to watch over you."

Love,

Ida 

"I hope you enjoy the quilts. We know how cold it is over there." Sincerely,

Jacob

-Janet Booth's class

Brinsbane, California 

More than Warmth is an educational project for students of all ages to learn about world cultures. It fosters understanding, knowledge and compassion among cultures through nonviolent, nonpolitical, and nonreligious means.

http://www.morethanwarmth.org/

 

Since 2001, quilts have been  sent as gifts from over 12,000 students  to:

 

Afghanistan

Iraq

Iran

India 

Pakistan

Israelis

and Palestinians 

Jordan

Angola 

Burkino Fasa 

Zambia

Swaziland

South Africa

Mauritania 

Ghana

Uganda  

China,

Tibetans

Nepal 

Vietnam

Thailand 

USA-Katrina Victims in Louisiana, Mississippi,

and

New Orleans

Genocide Victims in

Sudan and Chad

Rwanda, and

Indian Country-USA

Haiti

Cuba

Mexico

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Nicaragua 

Belize

Bolivia

Colombia

Venezuela

Ireland 

Romania 

North Korea 

Togo

Syria

Niger

Associations:
http://www.afghans4tomorrow.com/ 

http://www.damanga.org/ 

http://www.freetheslaves.net/ 

http://www.inamay.com/

http://www.peaceroots.org/

http://www.plenty.org/

 

More than Warmth is moving to The Farm

 Our new address :

  MTW

110 Fifth Road

Summertown, Tennessee 38483 

or/

MTW 

3909 Whitland #104

Nashville,TN 37205 

 

We will be in transition for a bit.  email: info@morethanwarmth.org

Please email before sending quilt squares or quilts.

 

Quilts were made at the Global Education Center in Nashville. The Global Educational Center celebrates culture and biodiversity  offers materials, workshops and  support for teachers  in Tennessee. www.global

educationcenter.net 

 

 

Hi, Judy,

I delivered some of your quilts to Northern Zambia.  Sorry the photos aren't the greatest.  The sun was very strong, and there was no building to go into to take the photos.  It's a very poor area.


Mwana sends his love.
 
Peace, Nelda

~~~~
Mwana emailed me in 2002 and asked if he could  help with this project.

 

Soon, children in North and East Nashville asked me if they could make quilts for Africa.

 

Mwana  delivered them to wonderful women who have taken in children when the parents have gone to die of HIV. He and Nelda have since delivered many, many, many boxes of quilts to Zambia and Swaziland. They also send us lovely photos. Thank you both

~Love, Judith 


 

    Northern ZAMBIA

 photos by Nelda Villines 


        Students in Atlanta

   Happy Pictures and Open Hearts


Tibetian Benefit

Nashville 


Teaching caring and compassion, we create worldwide community.
More than Warmth | 110 Fifth Road | Summertown, Tennessee 38483
615-975-3880 | info@morethanwarmth.org | www.morethanwarmth.org


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