St Peter’s and the “Love Quilts” 2014

News on the forthcoming mission visit by members of the St Peter’s Episcopal Church

By Diana Higgs

In July and August 2014 a group from St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Arlington VA, will be returning to our shores. They will have 100 beautiful “love quilts” with them. These quilts are to be given to disadvantaged orphan children in Pretoria and Cape Town. This idea, follows on the successful quilt shows and delivery of 36 quilts to foster homes in January 2013.

There will be two quilt expos. The first one will take place on Saturday 26 July 2014 between noon and 1600. It will be in the community hall of the US Ambassador’s residence in Waterkloof Pretoria. As there are no organised foster homes in Pretoria, 50 quilts will go to children who come from Tumelong Mission, the Mission and Development arm of the Anglican Diocese of Pretoria. We intend to make the day all about our children. The intention is to have the youth of St Francis Anglican Church Waterkloof Pta, interact and entertain our children. They will have a boerewors braai and will leave the venue with their quilts.

One week later on Saturday 2 Aug 2014 in the parish hall of King of Kings Baptist Church we will have our second quilt expo. Details to follow. The quilts will be handed over to children in orphan homes under the Home from Home banner.

If anyone would like more information about these shows or the project in general, you are welcome to contact Diana Higgs by cell on 0845053549 or by email

Quilts exhibited during the 2013 visit.

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