Monday, November 29, 2010

The Ajijic Quilt Guild Heats Up La Casa Nov 2010

Networking!  It works.

Sheila met Betty.  Betty had quilts.  
Sheila said she knew some cold little old folks on the south shore
who could really use some quilts.
Betty said - Let's go!

Jim and Betty Parker of the Ajijic Quilt Guild
display the 8 quilts they brought and donated
to the patients at La Casa -
a quilt for each patient.

Each one of these beautiful quilts were made by
Kit and Bill Vincent of the AQG.
Thank you Kit and Bill, how generous of you.

This group of very energetic quilters have made quilts
for the kids at Shriners Hospital in Mexico City,
25 quilts for the Chapala orphanage The Hope House,
and 20 quilts for the kids at La Ola in Ixlahuacan.
And these are just the ones I know about!

Take a look at some of their work. . .
Check out the quilters and their amazing quilts
And yet MORE amazing quilts

What do you think?  Pretty impressive, huh?

And if that wasn't enough,
Jim and Betty kept going back to their car
for yet more stuff.
This time, wonderful dolls donated by Arlene Warmoski!
Each patient got a doll.
Thank you Arlene, muy amable.

Think they liked them?

A besito!

Madre Mireya, beaming behind the mask.

Thank you, Sheila!

Think they stopped there?
Not a chance.

I just got this email from Betty:

"We took two more dolls out there today, plus 5 walker bags, another quilt, some staples and some homemade Christmas ornaments.  Made arrangements to go next Monday to paint and provide soup for comida.  I figure 4 hours max  11-2 there.  We can bring the ladder, t-square, paint brushes, roller, drop cloths, and soup, plastic soup bowls and spoons.
White paint  (small amt to do over the burns first) then if there is a nice blue or green (can be mixed with white if it is dark) will then give a border to the doors."
Anyone in the area who would like to come out and
help, meet everyone and visit, or bring things to go with what we're doing. . .
But please, don't come empty handed. 
Madre Mireya and Hermana Miriam scrape and stretch pesos
to feed, diaper, clothe, medicate, and shelter
every one of these very needy patients.
A bag of fruit, a couple of kilos of tortillas, tomatoes, a chicken, milk,
yogurt, tp, diapers (adult med), cleaning supplies,
well, you get the idea.
If you are not in our area and would like to donate to help the
nuns at La Casa,
just click on the Buy Now/PayPal button on the right side of this blog
and leave a note that you would
like your donation to go to La Casa.  
I will take the money over for you.
Looking forward to seeing you!

Monday, Dec 6, 2010
11 - 2
La Casa Sagrada Familia 
Rancho el Salitre
Carretera Mazamitla - 7 km from Jocotepec
Phone: 34 81 06 92 71

Jim and Betty Parker can often be found
at the Upscale Resale Bazaar in Riberas
or email them at:


  1. What would La Casa de la Sagrada Familia do without you? It is so wonderful that you are so involved with them. I will work on getting together some things for the holidays to help brighten the season.

  2. Ah, Señora, muy amable. That will be wonderful!

  3. What wonderful folks those quilters are! A fun hobby to do and so kind to find the quilts such good homes. Congratulations to them and to you, too!

  4. How nice to see some quilters down here in Mexico. you'd never guess, but before I moved to Mexico, I was a long arm quilter! Never thought there were any quilters down here! :) Glad to see it represented!

    what wonderful donations!