Indian Summer Quilt

This is a quilt that was purchased during a mission conference at our church last year. The pattern is Indian Summer and was made in West Java, Indonesia by women involved in Agape Craft. Agape Craft (Agape means selfless love in Greek) is a non-profit Christian organization that is providing opportunities for men and women in rural Indonesia to earn money through sewing quilts and other crafts. The organization began in 1991 when a local woman saw an American’s quilt and asked if she could make one like it. From the initial sewer, the organization has grown to over 300 sewers in 11 villages.

Most of the women (and men) involved in Agape Craft have only an elementary education. Since only elementary school is free in Indonesia, families earn the money needed to send their children to school beyond the elementary level through involvement in Agape Craft . All proceeds from product sales go to benefit the employees and their families. In addition, Agape Craft provides training and opportunity for young people in marketing, administration and office skills.

I like the quilt because of the pattern and colors. Although the pattern is called Indian Summer, it reminds me more of a jungle with the greens/blues and spashes of bright color. It is a quilt that I enjoy every time I see it and thank you to the ladies in West Java and Agape Craft.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Grndma Chris says:

    I love quilts, sad it’s a dying art form. I’ve made a few, actually the one on my blog picture is one of my creations along with the help of my mother in law. Beautiful quilts.


    1. Mary says:

      The quilt on your blog is very nice–love the different colors in the blocks and the pattern. One of these days I want to get back to quilting again.


      1. Grndma Chris says:

        That quilt is very special, it was the second one I made and my mother in law hand quilted it for me, she has made so many quilts in her day. They make great gifts for kids. Sadly she isn’t with us any longer and I am not married to her son but she was a fantastic lady and I am blessed to have had that opportunity.Thank you for visiting and commenting I always appreciate those.


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