Many wonderful volunteers contribute their time and talents to help AAI. One such person is Jean Snyder of Ocean Shores, WA who has "lost count" of the many beautiful quilts she has made for the babies of Wanna House. In addition to keeping the babies warm, they contribute joy and bright colors to the environment. Below Jean and her daughter hold up one of two beautiful quilts they have made for the silent auction at our upcoming AAI Summer Gathering at Warm Beach.
"Sometime ago while I was visiting Merrily I saw a calendar of Ethiopian children. The pictures of the bright smiling children haunted me. My youngest grandchild has so much given to him by doting grandparents, aunts, uncles and great-grandparents. The contrast with children without family members able to provide for them and my own grandchildren was vast. It gives me great pleasure to play with my fabric and make quilts to comfort those special Ethiopian babies. Two years ago my daughter Cheryl Sharpe began quilting and just recently my granddaughter starting making quilts to send to Ethiopia as well. The three of us share ideas and help each other. I am truly blessed."