The primary purpose of the Piecing Hope Project is to make quilts for children who have lost everything and yet are so deliberately part of God’s plan. Many of the orphaned children have suffered terrible abuses prior to coming to the orphanages, and building self-esteem, self-worth and emotional health are a priority. In Africa, being fatherless comes with a terrible stigma.
Piecing Hope volunteers make quilts. Each quilt is made for a particular child and is personal and unique. This is more than just bedding, a quilt is a piece of the quilt maker, immortalized and given with unselfish faith. It is the closest way a person can give a piece of themselves to another.
These quilts signify the value of each child to their community, to their country and to our world. We, the quilt makers, salute the value of each human life that God has chosen for this world. Piecing Hope is non-denominational, cross-cultural and multi-national.
We welcome all quilt makers that this project speaks to.
"...what you are doing is making a difference in the lives of those children and the lives they touch... it is very clear that the simple act of making a quilt for a child going through difficulties, is a gift of love and caring that touches many hearts. ...I pray that miracles happen beyond your expectations.
I am pleased to be a small part of spreading the word of your opportunity to touch many hearts...."
Carol Doak, October 2009
Read about the Piecing Hope Project in Carol Doak's November 2009 newsletter