Volcán Quilters Guild
"Manos de Esperanza
espanol                 Hands of Hope"

Help us to help those who need it the most. Buy a ticket or tickets for our Quilt Drawing. The proceeds assist those who want to learn how to sew and quilt but do not have the funds available for classes, supplies, and/or equipment.

And the winner is ...
Paula Romas of Volcan

xmas quilt

Queen size quilt
of Christmas Blue, Red, Green, and Gold
             Drawn on December 23, 2010
There were also secondary drawings. These had been mailed or given out.

Quilt Raffle Archive:
  December 23, 2010      September 26, 2010
quilt2010  quilt2010  draw01  drawing01a  drawing02 

Our classes:

Our mission, through our classes, is to improve the lives of those women who can benefit the most from learning a sustainable way to provide a better life for their family. In many cases, it is the woman who provides a steady, reliable income for their family, and often these very same women do not have the skills to do this.

We offer a basic class in which we teach the basic use of a sewing machine as well as basic sewing techniques, including those techniques that will be used in future, more advanced quilting and sewing classes. These classes are taught in Spanish and are not limited in any way, as to who can participate. Word-of-mouth by current and former participants is a major form of promoting our classes. At this time, we have waiting lists for all classes.  For those who can not afford classroom costs, which includes the use of sewing machines and materials, we offer full grants. These grants are obtained through donations and sales of tickets for the bi-annual drawing for a hand/machine-quilted quilt. We eventually want to be able to offer "in-kind, micro-loans" to women who want to start their own cottage industry.

During these classes, we are also giving basic information on health, nutrition, social issues, and basic family finance. All services are done with volunteers from within the community and a Peace Corps volunteer.


Class photos:
1st exhibition    2nd Exhibition    Boquete Bazaar    Christmas Bazaar
June 2010           Sept 2010            Oct 2010  


How else can you help?
Go here--->  HELP

What's New?

Organizers: VolcanQuilters@gmail.com

     Marianne Brown     Olivia de Kroekel
     Nancy Young         Eyra Gonzalez
     Shirley Sherrod     Dana Larsen
     Nina Stephens       Dorreene Reynolds

Sponsors & Donors: 
    Soroptimistas Internacional de Volcán
    Barbara Farr
    Clark Smith
    Anonymous donors

Webmaster: Shirley Sherrod

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