Durham, NC– When Quilt Artist, Marga de Bruijn heard about the Kybele Ghana project from Kybele Team Leaders at Duke University Hospital, she knew she wanted to do something to help the cause.
So..she got to work sewing.
Marga created a quilt that represented her interpretation of the struggles of women in childbirth in Ghana and the important work that Kybele is doing in that country. The large, two-sided quilt includes adinkra symbols and names written along the edges. The red in the design symbolizes the blood of women who died from hemorrhage and the back of the quilt features a curved design representing the curves of the bodies of women.
A special raffle was held on December 29, 2008 at Exotique, a speciality gift shop in Durham, NC that features traditional ethnic gifts and artwork from Africa. A total of $635 was raised through this effort to aid the Kybele program in Ghana.
Special thanks to Marga for her beautiful work and generous donation of time and talent and to Dr. Yemi Olufolabi for coordinating the raffle event.