Quilting for refugees

The Seven Sisters Quilters love to quilt together and offer our art to help local causes. This year we are contributing to a Pittsburgh refugee resettlement fund. The fund is administered by Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS). As an expression of thanks for your help supporting refugees to our area, the Seven Sister Quilters will choose one contributor at random to receive a hand-crafted quilt.

You can help us welcome our newest neighbors to Pittsburgh! Your contribution will help people who have been forced to flee their homelands and who come to the United States through the federal refugee resettlement program seeking to build a new life receive assistance finding housing and work and connecting to services.

JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services has worked with thousands of individuals and families over the years, helping them create new lives in our community after escaping unimaginable circumstances. JFCS is now also getting ready to welcome a Congolese family of 9 with 7 children – a 17-year-old, 15-year-old, 12-year-old, 10-year-old, 7-year-old, 5-year-old, and a 1-year-old!
New arrivals are given only a week or two notice that they will be coming to Pittsburgh. Sometimes, they come with another new arrival on the way … over the next few weeks, we will welcome new babies to our growing refugee community!

The quilt pictured is 78”x78″ made and quilted in Pittsburgh. It is hanging in the garden lobby. The fabric and pattern are both by renowned artist Kaffe Fassett. (The picture doesn’t quite show the more vibrant green of some of the blocks.) The recipient will be contacted after the campaign ends.

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