It all started with the Quilters Books and Bindings Blog. When Miki posted about the challenge to read The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency and then make a quilt that was inspired by the book, I did what I am always prone to do. I went googling. I had this vision of in my head of a rainbow bargello quilt with a Giraffe and a tree in the foreground. You are not going to believe what I found:
Guess I am not going to make that quilt. But then I just had to stay and look around a while. Let me tell you about Kalahari Quilts. The business was founded in 2006 by Jenny and Danny Healy. Since that time, Danny has passed away, and Jenny is left alone to raise two young children. Her shop is her income. It is the only quilt shop in Botswana. Her quilts are famous..and even made it into the No. 1 Ladies movie.
Her work is absolutely wonderful. I just don't know how finds the time to do what she does.
I am sure necessity drives her.
Jenny Healy has a blog that you can find Right here.
I would take some time and browse her blog and her website gallery.
Everything is just beautiful.
So, what am I doing for my challenge quilt?
Well what do you think all those African Ahhhh's are for, anyway? LOL