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Quilts for refugees, guidelines?

Old 06-21-2019, 06:31 AM
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Nice patterns that don’t contain novelty fabrics would be best- then you don’t have to worry about it. I seldom use novelty prints in any quilts I make unless something is specifically asked for.
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Old 06-21-2019, 05:50 PM
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Grunge or batiks would probably be safe
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Old 06-22-2019, 04:02 AM
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if possible try to find out which african countries they are from, there are 54 of them. Some practice Christianity, others Muslim, or Islam.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:24 AM
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if possible try to find out which african countries they are from, there are 54 of them. Some practice Christianity, others Muslim, or Islam.
I know which countries they are coming to Canada from, I do not know for certain what their country of origin is, nor can I make a guess about their religion even if I knew for certain, which country. I want to make quilts that do not contain any symbolism that could be offensive.

I had briefly thought about making Canada themed quilts, but many of the theme fabrics have beaver, moose, geese or horses on them. I have decided to avoid animals all together. I may use a Maple Leaf block as the label on the back.
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
I know which countries they are coming to Canada from, I do not know for certain what their country of origin is, nor can I make a guess about their religion even if I knew for certain, which country. I want to make quilts that do not contain any symbolism that could be offensive.

I had briefly thought about making Canada themed quilts, but many of the theme fabrics have beaver, moose, geese or horses on them. I have decided to avoid animals all together. I may use a Maple Leaf block as the label on the back.
I think the Canadian theme is great. The maple leaf, historic places, symbols, etc. (other than animals) would help them get to know their new country.
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:03 PM
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I think the Canadian theme is great. The maple leaf, historic places, symbols, etc. (other than animals) would help them get to know their new country.
I think something patriotic would be nice and avoid the animals.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:19 PM
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A. After the terrorist attack in Christchurch New Zealand. many people donated heart blocks to be made into quilts. I believe that red is not a good colour for Muslim families. Green is good.
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:05 AM
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Friendship star in solid colors.
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:33 AM
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I hope the experience is a good one for you. It was not a good one for my sew group when we tried to help a refugee family.
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Old 06-29-2019, 06:56 AM
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Batiks might be a good choice also, maybe focusing on water colors: blues, greens, purples, grays for the gentleman, Kaffe fabrics for the lady sounds great.
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